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Leaving Modica, Sicily, May 31, 2014

One year ago, today, we were boarding a plane in Catania to Rome. It was the end of two glorious weeks in Sicily at The Villa Modica. It was tough leaving. Really tough. We had more fun than six people should be allowed to have. We’ve thought of the pla...

Olive Oil from Modica

George, our host in Sicily, when we visited last May, is a true Renaissance Man. Once we left the 1-800-world of big-box home centers and 24-hour supermarkets, we entered a world where your ingenuity and creativity are the keys to survival. He has caper bus...

Focaccia – Ragusa-Style

  One of our many fun food finds in Sicily was a local take on focaccia. While everywhere we we...

Our Last Night in Modica

Our host at Villa Modica had been so wonderful, we wanted to show a bit of our appreciation by taki...

Sunday Dinner Sicilian-Style

Pretty much everyone has a version of Sunday Dinner, but the Italians have raised it to an art-form....

Pesce Fresco

I knew coming to Sicily we would be having some great seafood. What I didn’t realize was how m...

Florentine Dinnerware

Oh boy!  Guess what was waiting for me when I got home from work today?!?  If you guessed “...

Reflections on Food…

We’re back. It was a long, long travel day – but not as long as Phoebe and Nancy and the girls....

The Foods of Venice…

We had been in Venice for a few hours and had worked (walked) our way from the hotel to the Rialto, ...

It helps when the waiter is cute!

What do you get when you cross a small, cozy restaurant with excellent food and a cute-as-a-button f...

Food in Firenze

  We have been eating well.  From simple salamis and cheeses along with a bruschetta I made, ...

Antica Caciara Trasteverina

I found my dream-store – in the Trasteverina district of Rome. Trasteverina – literally...

The Food, The Food

It’s non-stop eating. From local mom-and-pop restaurants to the fast food at historic sites to...

Gastronomic Heaven

Food, glorious food… I thought the best food I had ever had was in France.  I’m changin...

Italian Food

A kitchen in Rome!  Am I a happy kid, or what?!? Our first trek into Italian eating was yesterday ...