All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘restaurants’

It all started with a negroni~

Pike Place Market Neon- Mark leslie, Beyond the Pasta

Rushing from the airport to a downtown hotel, only to quickly change clothes, grab a second cab and hightail it to a meeting is not necessarily the best way to be introduced to a city. Such was my first impression of Seattle last weekend. Being a new author is turning out to be as stressful as it is fun. Luckily, …

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Lights, Camera…

Play it again~ The response to my video on dishKarma has been wonderful, so wonderful in fact that it has been dishKarma’s featured video since March 1—and it is the 24th today. For those of you who haven’t seen it, I thought I’d drop it here on Beyond the Pasta for you to enjoy. If you haven’t checked out the …

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Here’s Johnny~

See and download the full gallery on posterous Zu, Zu, Zu~ “Scusi, Senore.” “Si?” “Una domanda. Conosce il ristorante Cantina Do Mori ?” “Mmmm, no. Ha l’indirizzo?” “Si, si, si.” Asking for directions in Italian can be a daunting task. It requires you to remember the words for “left”  “right”  “around the corner”  “across”  “in front of”  “the next block.” …

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Romeo. Romeo. Wherefore art thou, Romeo?

See and download the full gallery on posterous Day 5: Verona~ Having worked at a theatre specializing in Shakespeare for over 20 years, it is no surprise that the first thing that comes to my mind when hearing “Verona” is the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet. I know—predictable. Luckily, it was one of the last things we concerned ourselves …

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Tutti a tavola~

When in Rome… In a little more than a week, we will be in Rome and, although there are many reasons to be excited about going to Rome, the one thing that I look forward to the most is EATING in Rome. For me, the excitement of eating in Rome is more than the meal itself. It is the hunt …

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“Beyond the Pasta” takes a step forward~

Biba Caggiano says, “Mark, you have captured the essence of the Italian people.” via biba-restaurant.com “Beyond the Pasta: 28 Days of Recipes, Language, and Life with an Italian Family” is a labor of love for me at the moment. The book is a travelogue/memoir/cookbook with each “chapter” being a daily entry based on the e-mails I sent home from Viterbo …

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