Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2010’

We have a publisher!

via gemellipress.blogspot.com Hardbound baby~ I am very excited to announce that my manuscript now has a publisher–Gemelli Press in Seattle, Washington. “Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family” by Mark Donovan Leslie is set to have a late summer/early fall release date. Soon it will be available for advance, pre-release purchase on line via Amazon, Barnes …

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Lights, Camera…

Play it again~ The response to my video on dishKarma has been wonderful, so wonderful in fact that it has been dishKarma’s featured video since March 1—and it is the 24th today. For those of you who haven’t seen it, I thought I’d drop it here on Beyond the Pasta for you to enjoy. If you haven’t checked out the …

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Il Sole~

See and download the full gallery on posterous Let the sunshine…let the sunshine in~ For the past three weeks I have been in Birmingham, Alabama working a production of The Marriage of Figaro. It has been glorious to sit in a room and listen to beautiful voices sing in Italian. What has not been glorious is the weather. Just when …

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New old friends~

See and download the full gallery on posterous Everyone into the pool~ Going to a friend’s house for dinner is always a wonderful way to spend an evening. When that friend is someone you haven’t seen in 20 years, it can turn out to be an incredible evening. And when that long lost friend, his wife, and two kids happen …

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I’m ready for my close up~

Nonna at her finest~ Here is the last of the three videos I filmed with the Stefani family in Viterbo. I think this one really shows her spirit. She makes me laugh—a lot. The month I lived with them in 2005 was filled with laughter. The entire family is very humorous and they all know how to tell a good …

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