Blog archives for December, 2010

Archive for December, 2010

Felice Anno Nuovo (Happy New Year)

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

A Happy New Year to all and like people everywhere there are some specific things that Italians do. Eating is of course high on the list for any Italian and  there are specific foods that are traditional for Capodanno. We all wish for good luck in the New Year – hope springs eternal than it […]

Is it wrong to love your supermarket?

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

OK, so this is not strictly about Italy. What it is about is the respect for ingredients that goes into good cooking – and for me that means Italian cooking. Well, the French and Spanish are pretty good if they don’t get carried away with thinking that food is art or a science experiment. And […]


Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Graffiti – the word itself is Italian and comes from the “graffiare” – to scratch. So why was it such a shock when I made an extended visit to Rome years ago and found graffiti everywhere. Of course when I visit New York or look at any railroad yard there is more than enough graffiti […]