Yes, you hear that right! Is a beautiful chocolate piece with a Bloody Mary filling. I was skeptic my-self at the beginning, but trust me is a delicious piece.
Characterized by their natural sweetness and sun shaded colors, bell peppers are really great in every way. They have a nice crunchiness when eaten raw and a spreadable softness when you bake them. Baked, I simply dress them with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, and a few herbs […]
Here we go with another food that is nowhere to be found in Italy! Originally from North America, it is a super popular nut in California. If you enter a bakery and read on a dessert tag the word pecan you already know that it’s going to be a great treat. Roberto and I are […]
Rice and I go back a long way. In Novara, my hometown in Italy, we are famous for and proud of our large rice production. The whole town is surrounded by what we call a checked sea – a sea that is nothing more than rice fields.
Radicchio is my absolute favorite kind of lettuce. I think that it looks sexy and reminds me of curly hair with a vibrant color and a unique bitter personality!
After a long day of work, whether good or bad, we like to take a break to let everything go and just have a good time, and this is why in Italy we have an aperitif. Roberto and I are together all day; but sometimes when we are enjoying our aperitif after work we realize […]
Carrots and zucchini are like trump cards for recipes. They are tasty and healthy and I always try to have them in the refrigerator because they can embellish whatever dish you are making, like pasta or a soufflé, or serve as a side for meat or fish.
My grandfather was a big fan of little snacks like this. Oh, wait a second! Not exactly like this one because in Italy we didn’t have avocados until a few years ago and even the ones you can find now are nothing like the ones I have eaten here – soft, fresh and heavenly creamy.
A small and sweet fruit, it originally came from Southern China, which explains its name, like the language spoken in that area. Today mandarins are found around the world. They are a winter fruit but prefer warm-weather regions like California. January is when mandarins are at their best. With a deep orange color and juicy […]
Hi! I’m Linda and this is the beginning of a new adventure that I share with my husband Roberto. We met in Italy when I was a young graphic designer and he was a salesman for a big American company. In less then two years after we first saw each other we got married, left […]