March 30, 2009

Why I love my life!

Often when I am travelling teaching in the states, people ask me if I ever get homesick. I moved here in 1984 and have never looked back.

Life in Europe is not easy- but always exciting and yummy when you life circles around food.

I am in the right place!

You know life is good when your butcher calls in the master pastry maker and is serving hot bomboloni - italian doughnuts on a wet Sunday afternoon-

or driving by the local pool, you see the truffle hunters are throwing a dinner party!

and simple dishes like eggs, can be made for a king!

Italia ti amo!

Watch those ticket prices- they are coming down..... come on over and party like an Italian! There is always some sagra, local festival celebrating some food or wine.

PS April 6th I am guest chef and doing a book signing in Kansas City MO.
At my friend JASPERS.... come on down!

Here is the info on where and when!


  1. Jeez, and I ordered the book online? I'm in KC for the weekend and could have picked it up myself. Grr. ;-)


  2. Judy, more deets on the KC event, per favore. Bloggers and friends in the area will be interested.


  3. Scott...come to dinner!
    For details see
    We would love to have you!

  4. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of your book and will talk about it on my blog once I have it and start trying things! I'm sorry I missed you when you were in CA.

  5. That is why everyone loves Italy...well that is why I do, love visiting and taking in the life of the Italians!!!

  6. I too, just love all the food events in Italy. Those sagras are everywhere! Stop by my blog. I've got something for you.

  7. The festival would be fun. I really noticed a lot of Sagra in Piemonte last spring - it seemed as if every town had a sign up advertising some upcoming event. I love the way the Italians celebrate their food.

  8. Oh, how I miss living - and eating - in Italy. Truly the best place for a food lover to live on this earth.