Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2010’

It’s a party ~ Italian-style!

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I spent this past weekend in Seattle for the Festa Italiana and it was incredibly fun! I missed the grape stomp – I’ll guess I’ll have to wait until next year before I break out my inner Lucille Ball to have a grape battle in a vat! Here is some video footage I put together about the weekend. Divertiti! – …

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Put one foot in front of the other ~

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Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family – and it was a grand success! Thomas and Cheryl were thrilled with the turnout at their book store Capitol Book & News, Montgomery, AL. I could not have been more touched by the great number of people who attended – WOW! Last week, the first book signing was …

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A Sunday in Italy ~ almost

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My life lately has been all about Italy – the book is out, I have started doing interviews where I speak about my time living in Italy, and recently I sent the book to the family in Italy (they received them today). This past Sunday, a dear friend here in town invited me over for Sunday lunch. She is Italian …

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La Macchina di Santa Rosa~ una grande festa!

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There was a huge festival in Viterbo, Italy, last night (Sept 3) … La Macchina di Santa Rosa (literally translated: Saint Rosa’s machine). Mere words will not do it justice. You may be wondering how a patron saint can have a “machine” and — “What in the world is it?” The “machine” is an over 5-story-tall tower, really more of …

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