Suggested Bans on Long Lunches in Italy

Suggested Bans on Long Lunches in Italy

Long lunches may be a thing of the past in Italy. Earlier this week, an Italian government official called for a ban on excessive lunch breaks, attributing them to growing Italian waistlines and the poor economy. Currently, the majority of Italian workers spend at least an hour enjoying a Continue reading

A Taste of Europe with Williams Sonoma

A Taste of Europe with Williams Sonoma

Want to add a little European flair to your dinner table? Williams Sonoma's new European-inspired serveware will take you around the world without leaving your home! No doubt inspired by the popular new film, Julie & Julia, Williams Sonoma launched a new French line this year that is sure to Continue reading

Italian Food With A Side of Baseball

Italian Food With A Side of Baseball

Bonjour Friends! Since my husband and I are now officially off of our restaurant diet and back to a dining-out budget, we decided to celebrate our success by doing, what else? Going out to dinner!   Seriously, we had planned this dinner nearly a month ago. We drove into the city to meet with Continue reading

My Kefi – Lost and Found

My Kefi – Lost and Found

GREEK LESSONS Today, I heard a very short but poignant interview with Nia Vardalos, aka the lead actress in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She is starring in a brand new movie, My Life in Ruins. The movie is about a woman - a tour guide in Greece - who has lost her "kefi" or her mojo - the essence that Continue reading

Your Wardrobe, Italian Style

Your Wardrobe, Italian Style

My first encounter with a true Italian girl was over 20 years ago. I was working for an Italian family who owned their own restaurant and catering service. Their daughter, who was only a few years older than me, had striking Italian features, including a large nose, and major attitude. Attitude Continue reading