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Cooking with Katia Amore in Modica, Sicily

Katia Amore was beyond busy when I visited her a few years ago in the beautiful Baroque city of Modica, She had launched a culinary vacation and cooking school called Love Sicily, while caring for a new baby and renovating her grandparents’ home (stone by stone) as a permanent home for the school. But Katia [...]

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Wed, March 21 2012 » Italian food, Italian lifestyle » Comments Off

Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella. Really Fresh.

Fresh buffalo mozzarella, locally made by an Italian cheese maker. That’s one delicacy I never expected to find within walking distance of my Tampa Bay home. But the fates are kind. I’ve been eating this luxuriously milky cheese ever since Antonio Casamento started selling it at the Saturday Morning Market. It tastes more or less [...]

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Thu, March 8 2012 » Eggs and Cheese, Tampa Bay » No Comments