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“Beyond the Pasta” Trailer~

Ravioli- Beyond the Pasta, Mark Leslie

Below is the latest trailer for my book Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family. RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2010 by Gemelli Press, LLC. The finishing touches are being done and soon this two year process from first keystroke to published book will be complete. Stupefacente! When I started writing this book, I said that my …

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Publishers Weekly mentions Beyond the Pasta~

Pubweekly

I am very excited to announce that my book Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family was mentioned in this week’s August 9, 2010, Publishers Weekly. Listed in their Cooking News section under Fall Cookbooks, By the Trends, Beyond the Pasta was listed under the heading: Everything I Need to Know I Learned From an Italian …

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A boy named Sue ~

Amalfi from Hotel Aurora patio - Beyond the Pasta - Mark Leslie

See and download the full gallery on posterous You never have to go into the sun to turn red~ With the dog days of summer quickly approaching, the heat has me thinking about the beach and, with it being high travel season in Italy, I am sure Italy’s beaches are packed with the touring throngs. I spent five days in …

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Where’s the beef?

  See and download the full gallery on posterous Discovering the Italian sandwich~ Recently a friend e-mailed me asking for a “big, fat, greasy, wet, sloppy, Italian Beef Sandwich recipe.” Sadly, I had to tell him that the only place I have ever eaten something like that is in Chicago—and never in Italy. That isn’t to say that something like …

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This ain’t no rabbit food…

  See and download the full gallery on posterous and Mr. McGregor isn’t going to run me off~ For the longest time, I always wondered why Europeans had their salad course AFTER their main/meat course. In America, we eat our salad course first, almost as an appetizer. I am not sure why there is a cultural difference, but it has …

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Behind the magic door~

  See and download the full gallery on posterous “And behind door number 3…” Often we imagine how grand it must be to sit in a piazza eating gelato, while enjoying the rushing sound of water as it cascades down an enormous carved horse, water nymph, or sea god. But those sights are for the masses, the peasants, the common …

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“Roll Torre!”

  See and download the full gallery on posterous And who says there is no connection between Italy and college football?! Being from Chicago almost automatically makes me a Chicago Bears fan. We have options when it comes to baseball in Chicago—the Cubs or the White Socks. But when it comes to football there is no other but—“da Bears.”  Proudly …

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“M”…”I”…”C”…

  See and download the full gallery on posterous “See you in Siena…” I have been thinking about Siena lately—Alessandra’s brother Luca, who lives in Siena, has started writing to me, even though we never met while I lived in Viterbo with his mother and sister’s family in 2005, and the layout process for the book is beginning, so I …

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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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