Monthly Archives: September 2010


For those of you who have asked, here are a few of the recipes we learned in Italy. (I don’t have Serena’s yet, but hopefully will soon. These are Chef Matia’s. And I have to tell you he is a … Continue reading

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Ciao, Italia : (

Wow, Siena was fabulous. It’s been very difficult to avoid writing about the travel experiences in order to focus just on the food. But I’ll let you in on my top sites/experiences on this trip that were not related to … Continue reading

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Another day in paradise

Today we got to sleep in late. My roomie Kathy and I initially woke at 6:35 but then fell back asleep and made it all the way until 8:30! That’s a record for me (both the falling back asleep and … Continue reading

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Medieval towers, a monastery and a farm

Includes: Osteria di Passignano, Chianti, Italy; Il Pozzo, Monteriggioni, Chianti, Italy; and more    Okay, I’d better hurry and write today’s segment before we leave for Nancy’s 50th birthday dinner (ostensibly the primary reason for this trip). Last night I … Continue reading

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Can’t keep up!

I can barely keep up! We’re doing and eating so much and I’m tired by the end of each day, so you’ll have to excuse my light posts. Yesterday we had our first cooking class with Serena Masari — a … Continue reading

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The first 24 hours

What a day Friday was! My Italian food trip began with a decidedly international flavor. A terrible delay leaving Philadelphia on Thursday night (thank you, US Airways) meant missing my connection in Frankfurt. Which meant four flight legs instead of … Continue reading

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