Modena. It’s the birthplace of the real balsamic vinegar and of opera great Pavarotti, the home of Ferrari and Maserati, and – Chef Massimo Bottura.
What will you find at Opera|02? A bit of everything the region is famous for. And if you only have a short time in the area, this is the place.
Wander the streets of old Orvieto and be enchanted. Of course, it’s even better after a delicious meal with local wines.
Lately I have definitely been doing more wondering that wandering. Though my passport is gathering dust, my mind is always preparing for the next journey. I spin the globe in my mind and plan my someday adventures. Usually I’m influenced by something I read – be it an article, a recipe, or one of theContinue reading “More Wondering than Wandering”
For an east coast urban girl, I’ve been fortunate to spend a significant amount of time in vineyards throughout California, New York, and Italy (and there are still so many more to see!). As I prepare to teach the first of four wine classes over the next several days, I am thinking about the upcomingContinue reading “Vineyards I Miss”
Just got an email from my father with pictures of him taking the first swim in their recently renovated pool, behind the villa they have been renovating. It’s over 100 degrees in the province of Roma right now… perfect for a swim and al fresco dinner in the olive grove with my family. A girl canContinue reading “Where I Wish I Was Right Now…”
On rainy days when I have to get up and go to work, I wish that I could grab a cup of coffee, a good book or a stack of magazines and curl up in my cozy chair. I love the experience of being transported to new and exotic places through stories, photos and recipes.Continue reading “More Armchair Traveling – Italy to Vietnam”
My father has lived in Genazzano, a beautiful walled hilltop town east and slightly south of Rome, for about 5 years now. I’ve not visited nearly enough for my taste, and I’m sure not for his either! We are quite fortunate to have been adopted into his wife’s small but extremely generous family. From theContinue reading “Rome Two Ways, Part II – With Family”