Healthy Italian Recipe: Farro & Shrimp Salad

Summer is approaching, time to get your bikini body ready! Living in an Italian household and keeping a healthy diet is extremely difficult and through the years I have managed to create healthy recipes to get myself in shape for summer. Today I will share how to prepare a delicious Farro & Shrimp salad. This…

Useful Italian Phrases

Ciao a tutti! Summer is approaching and many of you are getting ready to travel to Italy. Although many people in Italy speak English, it’s always useful to know a couple of common everyday phrases to get you through your vacation. These skills will come very handy if you are traveling to smaller and less…

Pizza Rustica

Easter would not be complete without Pizza Rustica! Pizza Rustica can also be referred as Torta Pasqualina or Pizza Piena. Italians celebrate the end of lent with this savory quiche filled with different types of cured meats and cheeses. There is not one specific way to make Pizza Rustica as the ingredients in the filling…

Top 5 Fashion Trends for Spring 2019

It’s officially spring! Time to put away those winter coats and break out your spring wardrobe! Here are my Top 5 Spring 2019 Fashion Trends straight from the runway along with some ways to incorporate them in your everyday attire! Polka Dots Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2019 line was full of colors and prints including…

Filejia Calabresi

All my fellow Calabresi will recognize this type of pasta! Filejia pasta or Filadieti as we call them in my hometown Francavilla Angitola are typical from the Calabria region of Italy. This pasta dough is only made with water and flour and no eggs, making this a super easy dish to make at home. A…

Anginetti Cookies

Let the holiday craze begin! Christmas is right around the corner and one of my favorite holiday activities is baking – which can easily become very stressful. One deliciously appealing Italian Christmas cookie for the season is the Anginetti cookie or also known as the lemon drop cookie. As like most lemon-infused Italian desserts, the…

Travel Diaries: Venezia

One of my favorite cities in Italy is Venice. Although some may think Venice is overrated, we all come to an agreement that it is a remarkably beautiful city with characteristics like no other. The many canal waterways, bridges, and shops make Venice one of the most unique and picturesque cities on the planet. If…

2018 NYC Columbus Day Parade

  There’s no better way to celebrate Columbus Day than being part of the New York City Columbus Day Parade! On Monday, October 8, 2018, 35,000 marchers and more than 100 groups including bands and floats lined up on the east side in NYC ready to celebrate their Italian culture. Music was playing as marchers…

NIAF 43rd Gala Weekend

Oh what a weekend this was! Since October is Italian American Heritage Month, it makes a perfect time for the National Italian American Foundation’s Anniversary Gala Weekend. The weekend consisted of a private dinner with Lidia Bastianich, an Italian expo filled with vendors from all over Italy, then finished off with the main event: The…