The Original Takeout, Michelangelo Style

The Original Takeout, Michelangelo Style

What, one may ask, does a genius Renaissance artist eat for dinner? As a mad lister and journal writer it was a pleasure to recently discover a well-preserved illustrated 500-year old shopping list at the Casa Buonarroti museum in Florence “scribbled” out by the Great...
12 Tips on Wine Tasting

12 Tips on Wine Tasting

With over 800 wine grape varieties, 20 uniquely designated winegrowing regions, and hundreds of years of winemaking history on the books, Italy’s wine scene is a glorious adventure from grape to glass. So, I asked my great friend Bernardo Conticelli,...
9 Simple Steps to Making Fresh Italian Pasta

9 Simple Steps to Making Fresh Italian Pasta

As a young girl, I remember watching my Italian nonna Cesarina make pasta almost daily, pounding dough balls by hand and forming them into the most delicious meals. Occasionally, my siblings and cousins and I would lend a hand trying to work the same magic. In Italy,...