Washington D.C. – Always interesting and exciting

Washington D.C. is always interesting and exciting, whether the nation's capital is recovering from a wintery snowfall or preparing for an upcoming cherry blossom festival. WASHINGTON D.C.'s ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: It all began between 1910 and 1912, during Taft's presidency, when Japanese Mayor Yokio Ozaki of Tokyo donated 3000 cherry trees to the nation's … Continue reading Washington D.C. – Always interesting and exciting

Seattle – City of Glass Art, Seafood and Starbucks

Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. Absolutely amazing and beautiful! The mastery of the Washington state native Dale Chihuly, expressed by the museum's display, not only reminds us how superior creativity can produce something which gives great pleasure to the eye and soul, with beautiful colors and shapes, but how with the same outstanding creativity, … Continue reading Seattle – City of Glass Art, Seafood and Starbucks

Dilsey, William Faulkner and Southern Biscuits

THE SOUND AND THE FURY BY WILLIAM FAULKNER (1928) ...Dilsey answered and ceased clattering the stove, but before she could cross the kitchen Mrs. Compson called her again, and before she crossed the dining room and brought her head into relief against the gray splash of the window, still again..."All right," Dilsey said. "All right, … Continue reading Dilsey, William Faulkner and Southern Biscuits

Old and Modern Norfolk and the Willoughby’s Wobbles

Not all hurricanes leave only death and destruction; Norfolk's ancient "Hurry Cane," for example, in 1667, after 24 hours of rain, storm, wind, and flood water, "spawned and spit" a gift "for lovers": a tongue of land called today Norfolk's Willoughby Spit. According to Hampton Road history and the Virginian Pilot newspaper (July 14th, 2013) and … Continue reading Old and Modern Norfolk and the Willoughby’s Wobbles

Dall’America del Nord con amore ed amicizia – Le cotolette di Karkade’ di Carolyn

Recentemente, per rifarmi della cotoletta impanata Doener non proprio buona, con la mia amica Carolyn ho festeggiato la mia visita a Jefferson, Maryland, con una grigliata di origine multietnica tipicamente Americana. Semplice, semplice la grigliata! Cotolette di carne di maiale preparate in una marinata di te' di karkade' Celestial Seasoning, cipolle spellate ed affettate, peperoni … Continue reading Dall’America del Nord con amore ed amicizia – Le cotolette di Karkade’ di Carolyn

Moving your cooking skills and kitchen from the United States to Northern Italy

Moving American style cooking skills and kitchen appliances from the United States to Northern Italy is not easy. Falling in love with Italy is easy; booking a flight, packing suitcases, checking in and entering the plane... no big deal.  Arriving to destination, looking around, site seeing, eating good food, drinking local wine can be inebriating, … Continue reading Moving your cooking skills and kitchen from the United States to Northern Italy