Food

Ribollita Soup, A Tuscan Staple and Favorite!

A few years ago, on one of our trips to the beautiful region of Tuscany, we spent a lovely, long day and evening in beautiful San Gimignano, Italy, a walled city in the heart of the hilltop town and rolling … Continue reading

Calamari! Hang on to Summer A Little Longer

Even though aisles are already loaded with Fall and Halloween decorations, and everyone is insisting that autumn is upon us, I am still hanging on to summer as long as possible. Even though this favorite season of mine officially ends … Continue reading

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

T’s Pasta Primavera

This is an easy but impressive and colorful dish for a summer menu. “Primavera” means “spring” in Italian. So the name of the dish makes one think of warmer weather and gardens. The dish is more Italian American than Italian, … 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