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Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

As a kid, Nutella used to be one of my favorite spreads- on toast, on crackers, on cookies, in a spoon…  But I’m far more conscious about ingredients and nutrition now, and the fact that Nutella is so loaded with sugar and palm oil somehow makes it less appetizing.   289 more words


Italian, as well as Chinese...? --- Pizza

  The origin of pizzas is quit controversial. However, a very interesting version is that pizzas are Chinese pies in Italian style.

In the 13th century, Marco Polo was travelling in China.

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Studio Updates
Up until the mountain winter thwarted studio work efforts (and instilled in me the desire to hibernate), I’d had a lot of commissions in a short space of time and sold a lot of older stock, including the waves ring I’d designed in Firenze. 607 more words


Silvio Berlusconi lunch on auction to help Italy quake victims

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

ROME (AFP) – Fancy a lunch with Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media tycoon and disgraced ex-prime minister of Italy? You’ll be helping the country’s earthquake victims if you’re ready to pay the price. 201 more words

Current Affairs

Italian Poetry and Book Recommendations

Alda Merini

  • Fiore di poesia
  • La terra santa – the holy land
  • La presenza di Orfeo

Davide Rondoni

  • Avrebbe amato chiunque

Franco Loi


Milo & Olive - Lunch

Not too long ago, we dined at Milo & Olive in Santa Monica for breakfast prior to heading to the airport for a quick weekend trip out of town.   1,610 more words

Eating Out


Oh dear! I’m in love!!! No . . . not in that way . . . even if it would be nice too ;-) but in love with Rome oh yes! 303 more words