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A Toast to Fabrizia Lanza

A tribute to Fabrizia Lanza for having the foresight and creativity to manifest her ideas into projects that inspire. She’s a bit of a professoressa and loves to teach. Well studied and articulate she breaks things down into intellectual fractions that we can understand when it comes to why certain …

Sicilian chocolate and… caper ice cream?!?

On both our trips to Sicily in the Spring and  Sicily and the Aeolian Islands in the Fall,  we have the opportunity to prepare dishes using traditional Sicilian ingredients, including an expectedly delicious twist on ice cream – with salty, pungent capers. Capers are one of Sicily’s main crops, and are meticulously …

Thoughts from Florence…

L’abc 2013. 100% Sangiovese made by wine lovers Adriano Zago, Bernardo Conticelli and Ciro Beligni from vines grown 600 meters high in Lamole, in Chianti Classico. Vinified first in stainless steel, then terracotta amphora, then wood. It’s a very pretty wine with high cherry notes which were gorgeous on the …

For the love of real chocolate…

This is an empty bench where Franco Ruta used to sit outside of Antica Dolceria Bonajuto with his stubby Toscano. His presence is sorely missing in Modica. @bonajuto is the oldest Dolceria in Sicily, famous for its delectable chocolate since 1880. Franco brought the attention to this small Baroque town …

What brings you alive?

I ask myself as I ask you ~ What brings you alive? What brings me alive is the active participation of being in a culture different from my own, relating with a heightened sense of awareness and an open heart looking for a way in. I feel we have found …