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Spumoni – The Classic Southern Italian Dessert

August is the month to vacation in Italy, and the perfect time for Italians & their visitors to enjoy the classic southern Italian dessert Spumoni. Spumoni is traditionally a triple layered semifreddo (partially frozen) gelato dessert with fruits and nuts, … Continue reading

Rosie’s Famous Olive Salad

Among the many food-based celebrations Italy marks in June is National Olive Day. This might sound like a stretch for something so small to garner so much attention. However, when one considers that Italy produces nearly 470 thousand tons of … Continue reading

Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle – An Italian Christmas Carol

Tu scendi dalle stelle (From Starry Skies Descending) is an Italian Christmas Carol written by St. Alphonsus Ligouri in 1732. It is a beloved carol sung by many families on Christmas Eve, including ours. It was my father’s favorite carol … Continue reading

Adding Some Italian To Your Thanksgiving Table

It’s that time of year again; time for planning, chopping, cooking, and baking for the big Thanksgiving holiday. I know we’re all busy and looking for short cuts, but take my advice as you’re going down that shopping list. Please … Continue reading