Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2010’

La Parola del Giorno…The Word of the Day~

  See and download the full gallery on posterous Salsicce~ “Marco, oggi facciamo salsicce per il pranzo,” Nonna said one morning as I finished my breakfast. I thought, “Wow! We are making sausages. I have never made sausages before. Where is the sausage machine?” But, alas, I was mistaken. She meant that we were going to cook sausages for lunch. …

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There’s a fungus among us~

  Funghi…Mushrooms~ “Hey, you sure are a fun-guy,” my sixth-grade science teacher would say, trying to get us all to laugh at the lame twist of pronunciation on the word “fungi.”  “I think there is a fungus “among-gus,” he’d continue, as the brown-nosers in the front row would giggle and titter, while the rest of us in class would moan …

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Buona festa della madre

    Happy Mother’s Day~ My very first trip to Italy was in 2001. Richard and I took our mothers with us for a 10-day trip in Tuscany—Siena, Florence, Cortona, Montalcino, Rome, and many other little towns along the way. It was the trip of a lifetime; so much so in fact, that I talk about it in the “Prologue” …

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Whether red and sauced or green and fried…

via speakingofstories.org A tomato is still a tomato~ Fannie Flagg has written an endorsement for the book’s jacket. I received a very sweet note from her last week and her endorsement reads: “Alabama and Italy—what a delightful and delicious combination.” Most people will probably remember Fannie for her book “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe,” which was later …

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