A short post to wish you a Happy Easter and to give you a preview of things to come.
Centuries ago, the Sicilians developed a way of packaging sunshine and transporting it to the colder north of Italy. They created burnished yellow balls, pregnant with the zest of the south and as sharp as the rays of the midday sun. I’m talking, of course, about lemons.
Tuscany has great food but also amazing art. This is the first in a series of short posts highlighting some of these Tuscan Treasures.
In the 1970s and 80s my parents seldom went to a restaurant alone, but usually took my brother and me along. For an Italian family, there was nothing unusual in this, but we were an Italian family living in England, so I will always feel lucky for the way that my parents included us. In …
We are more than halfway through the Lenten season towards Easter, and even in Catholic Italy that calls for a break. Tomorrow, there is the Fiera Mezza Quaresima in our local town of Sansepolcro when people forget about having given up things for a couple of days and enjoy a little food and drink.