Disgraces on the Menu Turned Six – Time to Blow Out the Candles Again!

Another year has elapsed – this blog just turned six!! As usual, I’d like to stop for a moment and look back at the last twelve months of blogging and podcasting. Before I do that, I would like to thank all who have been supporting me by ... Continue reading

[Italy: Instructions for Use] Dried Pasta vs. Fresh Pasta

It has been a long time since my last post on the travel website Experience Italy Travel, but I continue to host a section called “Italy: Instruction for Use” where I talk about Italian food and culture, and where I share useful tips ... Continue reading

Year Five: Complete!

I can hardly believe it has been 5 years since I started this project! Time flies when you’re having fun, and flies especially fast when you’re in good company – over this past year, I connected with many people and I like to believe ... Continue reading

[Italy: Instructions for Use] How to Shop for Groceries Like an Italian

Continuing on the series “Italy: Instruction for Use”, this post contains useful tips on how to get by in Italian grocery stores. How do you line up in a crowd when there’s no visible queue and everyone is standing by the counter? ... Continue reading

[Italy: Instructions for Use] How Italian Restaurants Work

As announced in the podcast, I began writing for my friends at Experience Italy Travels – a new challenge that makes me very happy! As my usual, I will be talking about Italian traditions and culture, but I’ll also give my tips to help ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 35] Introducing Valentina Lombardi from Experience Italy Travels

Thoughts on the Table is back with my friend Valentina Lombardi, announcing her new project and my collaboration! As part of her job as a wedding planner, Valentina has been helping people from various parts of the world discover Italy and the Italian ... Continue reading