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In Viaggio: Italian Travel

  • Boats parked in the bay in front of the village of Sant'Angelo, Ischia.

    After a hot and busy week in Rome getting ready to drop Luca off at John Cabot University, we were ready for a seaside vacation.

  • An aerial view of the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy.

    With a farmhouse in the countryside near Greve in Chianti as our base, we spent a few days exploring the Chianti region, a charming, bucolic area of central Tuscany that roughly follows regional highway SR 22 from Florence to Siena.

Current Obsessions

  • Crostata di nutella with one slice cut out, resting on a pie slicer, and white napkin and a cup of espresso.

    Today’s recipe is an tribute to Nutella, that delicious, chocolate-hazelnut spread meant for kids but secretly loved by adults, too.

  • A piece of olive oil cake on a cutting board, with slices of blood oranges in the background and powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
    Food & Wine

    “Olive oil is good for you,” Stefano’s father, Andrea, used to tell us.

  • Two cannoli on a white plate.
    Food & Wine

    It all started when a friend jokingly asked, “Come on…when are you going to make us some authentic cannoli?”  

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