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Mountain Salad with Bacon, Fontina and Caramelized Onions

Travel to the extreme northwest corner of Italy and you’ll be in Valle d’Aosta, a semi- autonomous alpine region with a fierce sense of its unique identity. It’s also known as Val d’Aosta and therein lies a clue to a place where French and Italian are the official languages–and whose cuisine combines the best of [...]

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Sat, January 26 2013 » Italian food, Italian lifestyle, salads, travel, Uncategorized » No Comments

New Year’s Resolutions with an Italian Flavor

Forget those short-lived diet and exercise resolutions. I’d rather dream up aspirations for 2013 with a connection to Italy–a new dish, wine or restaurant to try, a region to visit (or revisit), a skill to perfect, an experience to seek out. I was curious what others who know and love Italy had to say, so [...]

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Tue, January 8 2013 » Italian food, Italian lifestyle, Tampa Bay, travel, Uncategorized » No Comments