Linguine with Mussels and Anchovies

  Who said fast food needs to be unhealthy? Here is a mouthwatering meal that only takes 20 minutes to put together. The sauce can also be eaten alone with crusty bread and a glass of wine. Delicious! This recipe makes 10-12 servings so you might need to halve quantities if you aren’t feeding as many as we… Read More

Italy Behind the Scenes: Pasticceria Lorenzetti

  Located discreetly within a residential street in Verona sits a traditional coffee shop. It is easy to see why Pasticceria Lorenzetti is popular with its customers. Row upon row of mouthwatering confectionery, pastries and cakes greet visitors as soon as they walk in, complemented by the welcoming aroma of hot, fresh coffee.    … Read More

Discovering Bellavita Italia: Pasticceria Lorenzetti

  As I mentioned the last time I posted, our family will be using our six week stay in the Veneto region of Italy to discover some of the finest Italian artisan food producers in the area. Our first video in this series shares the story of Daniele and Samantha, owners of Pasticceria Lorenzetti. A… Read More

Italy 2015 – Our Family Foodie Trip with the Real Italian Bellavita

  Our love of Italy began back in 2013 when we took ten of the children on a five week Big Family Road Trip around five different areas: Umbria, Campania, Veneto, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. It had long been a place we had wanted to visit so when we were finally able to turn our… Read More

Talking Italian: We Chat Food and Family with Gennaro Contaldo

    Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows our love of all things Italian; the food, the country, the people… our family loves pretty much everything about it. If you are new and you didn’t know all this or you blinked and missed it, you can see our 2014 highlights in… Read More

Creating Italian-inspired recipes at home

    Our first three weeks in Italy have already created an undoubtedly loyal family of Italiophiles, loving the atmosphere, the scenery, the people and of course, the food. Skirting our way through the markets, as far as skirting is possible with three buggies, we weave our way in and out of stalls laden with… Read More