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La Parmigiana

Parmigiana di melanzane in all its glory.

Parmigiana di melanzane in all its glory.

Ever so abruptly, the warmest autumn here in 200 years has ended. Yesterday brought an early morning downpour and steady rain for most of the day. And we can expect to see more of the same for the next week or so. This means that the olive harvest is on hold until we have a brighter weather window. In the meantime, we’re stowing our summer gear, breaking out our raincoats and umbrellas and retreating to the kitchen. Read more

The Little Things

Few things characterize the new pace of our life like this classic Vespa.

Few things characterize the new pace of our life like this classic Vespa.

We’re a year into our nuova storia in Italy. By now, you have the broad strokes. We left our home, jobs, friends and family to live full time in Italy. At the same time, we started exporting our own extra virgin olive oil along with olive oil from neighboring farmers to the U.S. I’ve written about our business, our day-to-day experiences and our delight in rediscovering the less complicated way of life we had pushed aside for so many years. But I haven’t spent much time chronicling the little things—the most wonderful, almost extraordinary moments that elevate our lives along with the tiny irritants and unfathomably strange practices that sometimes make us wonder what we’re doing here. Read more

Buon Pranzo—A Tavola!

Handmade orecchiette or little ears, the beloved pasta of Puglia.

Handmade orecchiette or little ears, the beloved pasta of Puglia.

In Martina Franca, the Sunday lunch experience begins with a flurry of activity. Family members and guests gather at the appointed hour, shedding coats, hats and scarves amidst an explosion of excited greetings and dual cheek kissing. It may have been only hours since some of these people have seen one another, but skipping the customary greeting is mal educato (poorly mannered) in the extreme. It’s also essential to be on time, typically 1:00 p.m or 1:15 p.m. at the latest. Unlike many other appointments in Italy, lateness at pranzo puts the offender at risk of making a brutta figura (bad impression). After all, the latecomer is standing between all the other guests and the pasta. Read more

The $tingy Sailor

DIY trailerable sailboat restoration and improvement without throwing your budget overboard

Gracefully Global Blog

Where travel adventures never begin with a trip to the local monument.

Italy....and Me

food. italy. wine. books genealogy. travel. wine. get. the. idea?

My Sardinian Life

photography, expat tales and short stories from a wandering waitress

Married to Italy

Big city Texan girl meets small town Italian boy. Chaos ensues.

Zester Daily

Zester Daily

Nancy Harmon Jenkins

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Not Just Another "Dolce Vita"

A different point of view on travelling, living and loving Italy.

In Puglia and Places

My experiences living in Puglia and other places

Girl in Florence

A Tuscan Texan immersed in Florentine life: passionate about food & wine | random moments | and travel

News : NPR

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Food : NPR

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Chocolate & Zucchini

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Bon Vivant

Life's simple pleasures

Culinate Main Feed

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stylishmews

A resource and running commentary on stylish London

Puglia Kitchen

sapori, profumi e visioni culinarie made in puglia

Cantine Menhir

News from Salento... where the sun warms the spirit, water refreshes the mind, food whets the palate, land feeds the soul, and the wine... awakens the passion.

What Katie Ate

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Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino

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A Cup of Jo

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Orangette

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Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome

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