All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Rome’

La Parola del Giorno ~ il Tempo

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The Word of the Day ~ Time “Mark, you’re late.” “You’re late.” “Mark, you are LATE!” That’s all I could think about as I drove toward my cooking class at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater, MN. As a stage manager in professional theatre, time management is my job. As a cooking instructor, time management is crucial—especially if I need to …

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Il Pranzo di Domenica ~ Sunday lunch

Insalata Delle Puntarelle

Rome Day 3 Ciao~ I must admit, for all of my determination to do a post every day while in Rome, I have been outdone by the lack of internet access and TIME. Trying to write a post after spending all day, and night, out enjoying Roman life has certainly hindered my good intentions. BUT, I am now back in …

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I scream, you scream, we all scream~

Gelato Rome "Mark Leslie" "Beyond the Pasta"

for GELATO! E-mail subscriber’s click HERE to watch the video! I was in Italy in January, visiting the Stefanis (the family in my book Beyond the Pasta), which means I was eating gelato as often as I could! Here is some video I shot of my favorite gelateria in Rome – Gelateria del Teatro. In this video, you’ll see some …

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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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My bags are packed and I’m ready to fly~

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What will 2011 bring? Ah, the last post of 2010 and what a year it has been! It started off with our house being published in House Beautiful’s Feb 2010 issue. With that came a huge designer-blog interest and led a publisher to my then manuscript of Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family. On the …

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“In fourteen hundred ninety-two~

map of italy- Beyond the Pasta- Mark Leslie

~ Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Happy Columbus Day! In honor of good ole Chris discovering America – or getting close enough, depending on who you ask – I thought I’d post some sea images I have taken during my visits to Italy. Maybe you’ll be inspired to cross the “ocean blue” to visit Christopher’s homeland. È bella! On your …

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A Sunday in Italy ~ almost

Anna's Lunch Buffet image 1- Beyond the Pasta

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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On the way to the top~

Atop St Peters

See and download the full gallery on posterous Put one step in front of the other… The final push is on to have the book make its September 1 release date. The journey from now until the book’s launch next week has me feeling like I am climbing a tower in Italy … I am terrified of heights and, yet, …

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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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Back to business~

See and download the full gallery on posterous **Thanks to everyone for their tremendous interest in my forthcoming book Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family. The book’s website is still under construction, but you can go to it and add your name to the e-mail list which will notify you when the site goes active…meaning …

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