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The 4th Year In Italy: Is It The Deciding Year?

The 4th Year In Italy: Is It The Deciding Year? July 14th began the start of my 4th year living in Florence. In the title, I questioned whether it is the deciding year because a lot of expats I have known have either returned to America or moved on to another city after living in Florence […]

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Conan & Jordan’s Wine Tasting in Chianti

Conan & Jordan’s Wine Tasting in Chianti If you’ve been wine tasting, you know what it is supposed to be like.  From swirling the glass, checking the color, tasting and then describing the wine.  This clip is a bit different!  It is a comical look at wine tasting with Conan & Jordan in Chianti.  Enjoy! […]

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Italian Phrases Tourists Should Never Use

Italian Phrases Tourists Should Never Use Here are the top 10 Italian phrases that tourists should not use while vacationing in Italy or in fact anywhere.  Some of these statements are just offensive and aren’t even nice for anyone to say even if not a tourist.  Although one’s first reaction might be to use common […]

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Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart Ingredients: Almond Chocolate Sweet Pastry 1 1/4 cups (160g) flour 1/4 cup (30g) ground almonds 1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup (50g) sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 stick (110 g) cold unsalted butter, cut into small (1/2-inch) cubes 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 1-2 tbsp ice water Caramel […]

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Sgroppino

Sgroppino Sgroppino an Italian classic frozen cocktail is a refreshing drink during the summer months.  Normally made with only lemon sorbet, vodka and proscecco, here’s a video kicking it up a notch adding Campari to the mix.  Also, different flavors of sorbet are also used in addition to the traditional lemon sorbet in this video. […]

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Prosecco Van

Prosecco Van Everyone has heard of the ice cream truck and you may have also heard of the cannoli cart,(video for cannoli cart is here)  but here comes the prosecco van!  This London based company tours the UK selling Italian prosecco on tap.  If you’re hosting a party, wedding or any kind of event, this […]

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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Pizza Hut went to Sorrento, Italy, to have local Italians try its different pizzas served at Pizza Hut.  What happens when the old fashioned Italians tasted it?  Well, you can probably guess…..  Here’s a funny commercial created by Pizza Hut to promote their food.  However, I’m not too sure it did a good […]

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World’s Best Restaurant 2018

World’s Best Restaurant 2018 Osteria Francescana has done it again!  It has been named the world’s best restaurant for 2018.  Owned and run by chef Massimo Bottura, this restaurant in Modena Italy was also named the world’s best restaurant for 2016 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Currently, there is a 4 month waiting list […]

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Italian Greetings

Italian Greetings There are many Italian greetings which can be used but they vary depending upon the time of day and who you are greeting.  For example, a greeting used when entering or leaving a store is different from how you may say hello to a friend or to someone in a very formal situation. […]

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Limoncello Spritz

Limoncello Spritz If you like limoncello, you will love this limoncello spritz!  While limoncello is normally an after dinner drink, this spritz is light, refreshing and a perfect summer cocktail.  Just add vodka and soda water to your favorite limoncello.  If  you want to make your own limoncello, a great recipe I use all the […]

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