An American in Italy

The aperitivo, Italy’s wonderful happy hour-like, drink with buffet, doesn’t get much better than at Kitsch.

Food in Morocco is delicious! Beef is the most eaten meat, although chicken comes close behind. Lamb is also eaten, but for...

In my exploration of vegetables, I rediscovered Brussel Sprouts. My son had told me last year that he had been...

This place is one of my favorite for an appertivo. The drinks are priced at 6-7 euro and include a...

IMG_0099 For my birthday dinner, I wanted seafood.

. The Herbal Amaro is finally ready and I’ve bottled it.

Of course you know the Clementine orange, that delightful small fruit that is available at Christmas time due to the ripening...

Yes, I am cooking a lot lately! The weather has turned cold, and there are so many new things to...

Cavolo Nero, or Black Cabbage, a vegetable similar to Kale in the USA and is my latest vegetable find and gastronomic...

The Herbal Amaro (recipe located here) is now resting in the second stage.

This couldn’t be easier or taste better!

Every year, the Piazza of Santa Croce hosts a German Christmas Market through the month of December. 

img_9955 I remember as a child helping my grandmother make jelly.

img_9783 This recipe is from my fellow traveler lovers and authors of Little Roads Europe travel guides, Zeneba Bowers and Matt Walker.

img_9659 The San Miniato Truffle festival is taking place now! You can visit on Saturday or Sunday, November 26-27 or December 3-4th.

img_9410 Since 1906 Antica Birreria Peroni has been serving delicious food, and especially beer!

This wonderful pastry is a new discovery of mine!

img_9191 Camogli is a tiny fishing village in the Ligurian Region. It is located on the Gulf of Paradise, just south of Genova. ...

img_8772 I love to visit places where food and wine are an integral part of their culture.

img_8778 Corfu is one of the Ionian Islands and lies in the Ionian Sea, just off the coast of Italy, Greece and across from Albania....

Rialto Bridge, Venice Recently I was asked to contribute to an article by GoEuro. Read the full text here to get ready for...

img_8708 I had the chance to visit Bassano del Grappa and my son, who was there for work.

img_8671 I’m so excited about this new bar/restaurant just across the Amerigo Vespucci bridge in San Frediano.

img_8367 We definitely had our “beach fix” this summer at Castiglioncello, but in August, when most folks are at the beach, we like to head...

img_8639 When we returned to Florence, we went straight to Piazzale Michelangelo and found a new restaurant/bar called Flower (For Living On a Wonderful Ecological...