Trieste – International and Multicultural Port City

Home city to international shipping, to elegant coffee shops serving famous fine coffees, and to multilingual and multicultural people, today's Trieste has much to offer to visitors who travel by car, by cruise ship, or by train to see a region and city with Adriatic Baltic and Mediterranean ties. Regional capital of the Northern Italian … Continue reading Trieste – International and Multicultural Port City

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

Trentino – A Region of History, Lakes and Hearty Dishes

Today's autonomous region of Trentino, part of Northern Italy along with a more northern portion of territory called Alto Adige, is a natural multicultural border territory between the Italic peninsula and the Germanic regions beyond the Alps. It has been this way ever since 1027 when the German Emperor Conrad II and the Holy Roman … Continue reading Trentino – A Region of History, Lakes and Hearty Dishes

Torrone and Mandorlato

Once every year during the months of November and December, Northern Italians prepare to celebrate Christmas. Famous winter holiday sweets, cherished and gifted throughout the northern regions besides Panettone, Pandoro and Croccante include: TORRONE and MANDORLATO.   Torrone and Mandorlato, prepared with more or less hardened beaten egg whites, honey, sugar and either toasted almonds, … Continue reading Torrone and Mandorlato

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