Tag: #food

The broom,the ashes, the leaf

“I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.” – Dolly Parton When I was a kid, Easter was my favourite holiday of the year: no school for almost a week, I could spend days outdoors enjoying the sunshine and the flowers blooming,…

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The Superb

“You will see a majestic town, backed against the hills of the Alps, superb both for its men and its walls, the view of which alone suggests its being dominant over the sea.” – Francesco Petrarca When life gives you basil, make pesto – an almost accurate quote that sound like the wisest words ever said.…

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Love conquers all

“Amor vincit omnia, et nos cedamus amori” (Love conquers all things, so we too shall yield to love) – Virgil, Eclogues Every year, around the beginning of February, love is everywhere: to quote one of my favourite movies “love actually is all around”. You want to order a burger? Valentine’s deal! Looking for your favourite deodorant?…

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Cheesecage?

“Montalbano felt moved. This was real friendship, Sicilian friendship, the kind based on intuition, on what was left unsaid. With a true friend, one never needs to ask, because the other understands on his own accordingly.” Andrea Camilleri, The Snack Thief Salvo Montalbano is a fictional detective created by the genius of Andrea Camilleri, a Sicilian…

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The last artichoke

-Have you got them? -Not yet, but I spoke to my guy – by the time you get here, they will be in my bag -How can you be so sure? It is not the first time he lets me down -He said he will have them, just be patient and enjoy your flight -does…

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The taste of the sea

South of Italy, August. It is 23:30, the temperature isn’t even considering to drop, it is too hot to go to sleep. You live in a small city, and your friends live 5 minutes away from you. You have two options: Stick your head in the fridge, hoping to fall asleep while enjoying the fake…

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Something red, something tasty

“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.” ― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic When it comes to following traditions, Italy takes…

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To my younger self

I can’t bake. This is something I already wrote many times here in the blog, and I have said it out loud so many times that I’ve lost count. It is a strange machine our brain, isn’t it? We store a piece of information and it just lives there, rent free, no questions asked. I…

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Not envying the paradise

I have never been shy about my love for Sicily: the landscape, the weather, the food… what’s not to like? I have been lucky enough to have spent quite a long time of my adult life in this beautiful island, enjoying what it can offer in all her magnificence. Sicily is warm: from the sun…

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