Last week, my family lost a little giant. My father’s cousin Eva passed away in Salle, their hometown in Abruzzo. I never imagined when I bade her farewell on Ferragosto, that it would be the last time I would see her. At about 4 and 1/2 feet tall, Eva’s diminutive stature was in no way […]
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The ethnic composition of many Americans resembles a patchwork quilt – I have friends whose children are Colombian and Algerian; Korean, German and Welsh; Dominican, Cuban and Irish. They have (mostly) affectionate anecdotes about the clash of cultures and the challenges of adapting to the customs of the families into which they married. When I […]
An exciting day! A story that I wrote about my full-circle experience in my father’s hometown of Salle, Abruzzo is featured on the Life in Abruzzo website. Life in Abruzzo is a fantastic English-language website dedicated to the promotion of travel in the region. Please read my story by clicking on the link below and […]
Michelle DiBenedetto-Capobianco is a corporate lawyer-turned-private chef in New York. Restless in her legal career, Michelle began to spend each summer at her family home overlooking the Majella (pronounced “mah-yel-lah”) mountain in the central Italian region of Abruzzo where she studied real Italian cooking with talented home cooks and culinary professionals. Michelle now organizes creative small group tours of Abruzzo for visitors from around the globe.
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