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Fave dei Morti

Fave dei Morti

When my parents were growing up in Italy, there was no such thing as Halloween.  The goblins, ghouls and jack o’lanterns arrived in Italy relatively recently via mass media and the spread of American pop culture.  For my parents, there was instead La Festa di Ognissanti (All Saints Day) on November 1st and La Festa […]

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Making Celli Ripieni in Vasto

Making Celli Ripieni in Vasto

Before I left for Italy, I shared the above photo on my Facebook page, with the caption,”Doesn’t Mamma Anna Maria look like someone with whom you’d love to spend time in the kitchen? I hope I get to meet her in Vasto!” A few weeks later, my family and I spent a wonderful day on […]

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Laidback Merenda Fare

Laidback Merenda Fare

My favorite time of a summer day in Italy is pomeriggio, late afternoon, when the scorching midday sun initiates its surrender to the mountains’ evening breezes. My children, rested from their siesta, run next door to fetch their friends in the hopes of resuming the street soccer game I forced them to pause before pranzo. […]

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