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Must-Read Italian Novel

For me, reading good fiction allows me to escape into new worlds, different cultures, and to make new friends around the globe. Now that I have finished Italian author Elena Ferrante’s novel, My Brilliant Friend, about two girls–and their friends and families–growing up during the 1950’s in Naples, Italy, I feel like I’ve lost my […]

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Prosciutto: American

Umbria’s Excellent Piadine

Whatever an Umbrian cook serves, it’s always delicious. Even the simple piadina sandwich can be exquisite. The secret behind Umbria’s excellent piadine is fresh, high quality ingredients and imagination. The variations of piadine are endless. The wrapper—a flat bread called piadina—is very similar to Mexican flour tortillas, but slightly thicker. La piadina makes a quick […]

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Drummer Umbria Festival

9 Ingenious Gift Ideas | 9 Days Days to Shop

    Join Eat, Drink & Make Photos Tour in Umbria and travel with a small group through the heart of Italy next September with Suzanne Carreiro, author of an Umbrian cookbook, and Murray Rockowitz, photography guru. Immerse yourself in photography, cuisine, wine, culture, and sights. Call or email me to save a place and […]

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Visit Assisi on Eat, Drink & Make Photos Tour

3 Brilliant Gift Ideas–Time to Shop!

  These brilliant gift ideas should make shopping easy. EAT, DRINK & MAKE PHOTOS IN UMBRIA ($ 3,550 to 3,800) Travel through the heart of Italy next September with Suzanne Carreiro, Umbrian cookbook author, and Murray Rockowitz, photography guru. Immerse yourself in photography, cuisine, wine, culture, and sights. Click to  join us in Umbria. 2015 […]

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How to make ghee at home

How to Make Ghee at Home

When I was at the grocery store the other day, I overheard a woman say to her friend, “Oh, wow, they have ghee!” She quickly put the yellow jar in her basket. I wanted to tap her on the shoulder and say, “I can tell you how to make ghee at home,” but of course, […]

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Glamping Heirloom Tomato Quesadillas

For years, I have wanted a camping trailer. It was about six months ago, while searching the internet for trailers, that I became obsessed with vintage trailers–those cute “canned-ham” trailers from the 1950s and 1960s. We wanted something that was ready to camp in, and that would fit our small budget. These little trailers in […]

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Two Easy Ways to Peel Tomatoes

Ever tried to peel a tomato with a knife? It’s not very practical. Yet, there are two easy ways to peel tomatoes. The method depends upon end use. Read on.     Print “2 Easy Ways to Peel Tomatoes” This is the easiest way to get rid of the peel, plus when you’re done you […]

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Looking for two singles

Usually if you sign up for a tour, you’ll have to pay a single supplement fee if you want a room all to yourself, but we have two single rooms without a single’s fee. The catch, you’ve got to be one of the first two people to sign up for our fabulous May tour in […]

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How to Make the Best Salsa Verde

Salsa verde, made from garden-fresh tomatillos, is one of my favorite Mexican salsas to serve with thick, crisp home-style tortilla chips. Recently, I made a batch of salsa verde with fresh basil–what a lovely change. Aromatic, intriguing. Delicious. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

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Amazing Festival on Photography, Food & Wine Tour in Umbria

LA GIOSTRA DELLA QUINTANA If you want to step back in time and see how Italians lived, ate, and dressed during the Renaissance, come with us on the PHOTOGRAPY, FOOD & WINE TOUR in Foligno this September during la Quintana. We’ll be there for the most exciting event, la giostra, of this two-week festival in […]

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