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Named DaVinci Wine's Storyteller 2012~

Read about Mark's travels and recipes in Vinci, Italy!

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On The TODAY Show~

Watch my appearance on NBC's "The Today Show" with Kathie Lee & Hoda. We had a blast! ~

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 ~Blog Posts~

Summer Berry Cobbler~

Summer Berry Cobbler

[Subscribers, please click HERE to view this view from your e-mail. Grazie~] I love fresh berries ~ blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries ~ especially in the summer when they are at their season’s best. Big, juicy, sweet, slightly acidic, they burst with flavor that is hot weather perfect. When Nonna (Angiola Maria Novella Bonomi, the Italian grandmother in my book) first …

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Sister Ada go BOOM!

Toy Camera Jesus

~ Buona Pasqua ~ I was having coffee today with a friend of mine who is going to Italy in April and staying in a convent. I have stayed in convents in Italy before and they are a nice way to economically stay in many of Italy’s larger cities. I have stayed in two separate ones in Rome and my …

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Epilogue: Parting is Such Sweet ~

Fireplace Grape Detail

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Spring Soup~

Lettuce Pea And Pasta Soup Photo

Minestra di Primavera Lettuce, Pea and Pasta Soup [As featured on WTSU radio’s Community Focus with host Carolyn Hutcheson and WSFA-TV 12′s Alabama Live! with hosts Judd Davis and Tonya Terry.] Things burst green and fresh in the garden when Spring arrives. Lettuces are often the first to peek through the dirt with tender leaves that can tolerate warming days …

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DaVinci “Brother Brunello” Video~

"2012 DaVinci Wine Storyteller Experience" "Mark Leslie" "Beyond the Pasta"

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Day 6: Full Circle~

"2012 DaVinci Wine 2012 Storyteller Experience" "Mark Leslie" "Beyond the Pasta"

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Pasta, Pasta~

"2012 DaVinci Stroyteller Experience" "Mark Leslie" "Beyond the Pasta"

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Day 5: A Casa ~

"2012 DaVinci Wine Storyteller Experience" "Mark Leslie" "Beyond the Pasta"

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Day 4: Crossing Over ~

"DaVinci Wine 2012 Storyteller Experience" "Mark Leslie

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A Comforting, Italian Winter Recipe~

Veal Tips With Polenta

[Subscribers, please click HERE to watch the “Veal Tips with Polenta” cooking video.] Veal Tips with Polenta Spezzatino della Nonna con Polenta This is the Italian version of a dish most Southerners know well—Grillades & Grits. For Italians, this is hearty comfort food at its best. Nonna taught this recipe to me while I lived with her and her family …

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