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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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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