An American in Italy

Caffe’ Ricchi used to be my “everyday haunt” for my morning coffee and pastry. Located in Santo Spirito it was usually my first stop on my daily rounds. Now that I...

Figs became one of my new favorite fruits the first time I tasted them.

I go here often to browse and see what there is that I can’t live without.

Caffe’Letterario and Le Murate are one of the coolest places in town!

The Mercato Centrale is a large covered building that opened in 1874 to house vendors of all types. At...

This is one of my absolute favorite summer meals.

Mercato Sant'ambrogio is a smaller more locally used market similar to Mercato Centrale.

It is definitely gelato weather in Florence. With temperatures well into the 90's and even up to 100,...

This has quickly become one of my favorite pasta dishes.

The last of the summer berries are in the market. Here is a great way to use them!

IMG_1188 Well, 30 days past pretty quickly and now it’s time for the second step of the limoncello making process.

IMG_0853 I remember the first time I drank Limoncello.

IMG_1204 Today, we are leaving for Salerno. I am reposting this blog from our honeymoon a little over two years ago. Salerno is...

My friend Francesca, cook extraordinario, made this dish for dinner one night.

Mixed Steamed Seafood Warning! Food porn included in this post!

I love to cook, but I don’t like to bake. There are two reasons for this.

Hello Dear Readers, Well, I finally did it. A bucket list item that was on my list since I learned to read many years...

IMG_2060 It’s always fun to take the number 7 bus from San Marco out of Florence and up the hillside to Fiesole.

How many things can you do with tomatoes? I want to eat them for every meal, so look for different...

IMG_1836 The food in Belgium is right up my alley!

IMG_2008 It’s amazing how you can discover so much about a place in such a short time!

Enjoying the incoming crops of Spring veggies is another great perk of the changing seasons...

The Spring vegetables are coming in, and boy are they delicious! I don’t want to spend a lot of time...

This is a delicious and extremely easy recipe! Just my style.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of the oldest wines in Italy.