Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2011’

Pizza ~ Pizza

Roman Pizzeria - Beyond the Pasta - Mark Leslie

Hmm, Rome had a Caesar, too ~ Pizza – so much for starting the year off on the healthy side, right? Hmm, well, it may not be as bad as you think. If I were to ask you, “What is your favorite Italian food?” I have a feeling I could place a sure bet that you’d say, “Pizza!” And why …

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A New Year ~ A New Diet

fresh fruit - beyond the pasta - mark leslie

Got Fruit? With the ever increasing popularity of my book Beyond the Pasta, I have been getting a lot of response from people wanting to know about the Italian diet. Am I a dietitian? Nope, not by a long shot. But having just returned from Italy, where I spent more time with the Stefani family, I have to admit that …

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Back to the Future ~ Viterbo bound

Day 1- Viterbo Crest

~ Returning to my now Italian home ~ Writing a book about real people and the real time you spent with them can be stressful – especially when you wrote it without them ever pre-reading a single syllable. Add to that the fact that there is a language barrier between everyone involved and you might start to understand why I …

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New Year’s Greetings from Viterbo, Italy~

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Start off the New Year reducing your waist ~ Italian-Style As an American I think we sometimes have the false idea that every Italian meal involves large volumes of food – nothing could be farther from the truth. Yes, Italians do eat multiple courses, but the portion size of each of those courses is rather small. It is the New …

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