Prosecco Sangria

Prosecco Sangria Here’s a refreshing drink perfect for summer! 750ml Prosecco 8 oz. (240ml) Vodka 4 oz. (120ml) Limoncello Splash Simple Syrup Lemon Slices Lime Slices Orange Slices Raspberries PREPARATION 1. Add fruits to base of pitcher and add a splash of simple syrup. 2. Pour vodka and limoncello on top. 3. Top with prosecco […]

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Spaghetti CARBONARA (NO cream!)

Spaghetti CARBONARA Cream or No cream? There are many debates over the ingredients of authentic Spaghetti Carbonara.  Here is a step by step recipe without cream made by Marco Bites.  He’s quite entertaining and this is a great recipe. You may have seen his famous video 20 rules Italian never break, if not, you can […]

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Hand Gestures

Hand Gestures We’ve all seen videos on Italian hand gestures, but I thought this video added a few new ones. This video by Vincenzo’s Plate is also entertaining and gives a good explanation for each gesture and how facial expressions come into play. Hand gestures in this video include, I’m hungry, I’m full, What do […]

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Creamy Clams and Mussels

Creamy Clams and Mussels Here’s a great recipe that is easy to make and will be a crowd pleaser! Ingredients 8 cloves garlic, smashed 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 pound fresh clams, rinsed and cleaned 1 pound fresh mussels, beards removed, rinsed and cleaned 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup white wine 1 cup cream 1 […]

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Win a trip to Italy & be a lunch guest at George Clooney’s home

Win a trip to Italy & be a lunch guest at George Clooney’s home   Here’s your chance to win a trip to Italy and be a lunch guest at George Clooney’s home.  You and a guest will be flown out to Italy and stay at a 4 star hotel with those expenses paid.  Plus, […]

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Matera – European Capital of Culture

Matera Matera has been named 2019’s European Capital of Culture.  Matera is located in southern Italy in the region of Basilicata. The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matera will be hosting a number of extraordinary events to celebrate being the capital of culture for 2019. […]

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Sambuca, Sicily Homes for 1 Euro

Sambuca, Sicily Homes for 1 Euro Sambuca is a hilltop town in Sicily wherein you can currently buy a home for 1 Euro.  Many other Italian towns have offered homes for sale at or near this price in the hopes of reviving their villages.  As you may have seen from other minimal cost homes sold […]

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THREE CHEESE WALNUT PASTA

THREE CHEESE WALNUT PASTA 12 ounces dried spaghetti 1 tablespoon butter 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups heavy cream 3 ounces white Cheddar cheese, grated 3 ounces Fontina cheese, grated 3 ounces Parmesan, grated 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped ¼ cup parsley, chopped Salt and pepper Cook the spaghetti in a pot of salted boiling […]

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Ribollita

Ribollita Ribollita, a hearty bread and vegetable soup, is a popular Tuscan dish served in many restaurants. There are many variations to this soup but commonly, it consists of bread, kale, cannelloni beans, potatoes, carrots, and onions.  It is best served reheated the day after being made. Here’s a video by the pasta grannies making […]

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Crab and Prosecco Linguine

Crab and Prosecco Linguine Here’s an easy and delicious recipe for crab and prosecco linguine.  What’s even better is that this video shows it being made in beautiful Venice.  Enjoy!  Video courtesy of itv Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life – Anna Akhmatova

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