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Growing up Italian: A Pasta Story

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“Life is a combination of pasta and magic” Fellini once said. So, it goes for me. The Pasta gene is profoundly embedded in my soul. I learned this art before I learned how to write, watching and sharing the kitchen with women who enjoyed both the process, and the art itself. I have some childhood

Growing up Italian: The Frigidaire

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It never occurred to me, until later in life, that Frigidaire was just a name brand, and not the proper noun for the big, fat, boxy, noisy and shiny white appliance that sat in our kitchen corner for almost 30 years.

Growing up Italian: The “abominable” Biscotti

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My maternal grandmother was what one would call- nowadays- a fashionista.

Living "la dolce vita" in Firenze (Florence) at the eve of WWII could have been glamorous. She took full advantage of it. Married to my grandfather, a Marshall of the Italian Army, she attended the Opera wearing the latest fashion, and purchased her shoes from Salvatore Ferragamo, who back then was just emerging as a promising shoemaker in Italy.

Growing up Italian: My other home….is a Jewel!

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AL FRESCO:Adverb (al-/fres-/ko’): Dining style during the summer months in a party-like atmosphere, outside, “in the cool air”. To me, it means way more than that. These two words carry a million memories: scents, tastes, sensations and memories of people whose paths crossed mine indelibly, even if it was for a distant, faded moment in the

Growing up Italian – Rosa Mariotti

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Things I took for granted growing up Italian, have now become treasured experiences. Flavors, smells and memories, are part of my repertoire of sensory recalls I hope to share with you.

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