Mary’s Pizza

Last weekend, we were honored to have been invited to the home of one of my husband’s colleagues, a successful fashion designer living in New Jersey.  We gladly accepted and were eagerly looking forward to a welcome escape from the hustle & bustle of the city, and the opportunity to get to know this lovely…

Potato & Octopus Salad

I remember the first time I tried potato & octopus salad.  It was my first Christmas in Italy, 2008. I couldn’t make it home for the holidays after just having moved three months earlier, and earning a less than desirable paycheck. A friend from Canada hopped on a plane and came to spend Christmas with…

Pasta al Burro e Salvia

My friends back in Italy will laugh when they see this blog post because the necessity to write instructions on how to prepare “pasta al burro e salvia“, or rather pasta with butter an sage, is actually quite UNnecessary. But the majority of my readers are non-Italians who perhaps have never prepared this bit of…

Tiramisu

Tiramisù! A delicious, and likely the most famous, Italian dessert! What most people do not know is that tiramisù, translated directly, means “cheer me up!”  And who couldn’t this incredible dessert cheer up?! This luscious piece of heaven is said to have been born in the region of Veneto in north Italy, specifically at the restaurant…

Casunziei: The Pride of San Vito di Cadore, Italy

The first time I stepped foot in the enchanting town of San Vito di Cadore, I fell hopelessly in love. Nestled in the heart of the Dolomite mountains in north east Italy, it may not be as famous as its next door neighbor Cortina, but it most certainly holds its own in both beauty and charm….