Day 38: Pizzeria Due Torri Arcugnano

I've lost count of how many times we've been here. Pizzeria Due Torri is just so amazing! If you are looking for a true authentic local pizzeria, look no further. Only 2km from our house, right off the main piazza of Arcugnano, outdoor seating in summer, friendly service, and a welcoming proprietor who greets us … Continue reading Day 38: Pizzeria Due Torri Arcugnano

Day 41: Wild Herbs and Flowers at Trattoria All’Angelo

We've been meaning to write about Ristorante Trattoria All'Angelo for a while as it has been one of our favorite places to frequent, and with good reason. A beautiful trattoria in a serene and picturesque setting in Piovene Rochette, chef Mauro and his wife Bari are welcoming, fun, and provide a service in The Veneto … Continue reading Day 41: Wild Herbs and Flowers at Trattoria All’Angelo

Day 72: Don’t Blame Italy (or your host country)

It's now my second year here in Italy, and I have to say, I love it!  If you found me on any given day in the last 2 years, you would probably hear me say that I want to live here forever.  This has partly to do with the fact that my mother's parents came from … Continue reading Day 72: Don’t Blame Italy (or your host country)

Day 75: Antica Osteria dalla Croce

On the hilltop above Lago di Fimon, Lapio boasts some of the most incredible views of the Fimon valley. Antica Osteria takes advantage of this ideal position with a summertime terrace for outdoor dining with views over the lake, hills, and mountains beyond. In the cooler months, basically anytime deemed less than warm by the … Continue reading Day 75: Antica Osteria dalla Croce

Day 82: How to not screw up pasta

Noodles. One of the world's easiest foods to prepare. Goes with anything. Boiled, re-baked, cut into squares, served cold, lasagna, endless variety of sauces and preparation methods. Well chances are, you're doing it wrong. Here are a few time honored tips and traditions to help steer your pasta prep back in the right direction. Salt the … Continue reading Day 82: How to not screw up pasta

Expectations When In Italia

It's come to my attention that expectations often shape our experiences and reactions.  For instance, Drew has certain airline expectations because he has Gold Status on US Airways.  He's used to boarding the plane first, going through the special security line, lounge access during layovers and so on.  So, when we fly an airline that is … Continue reading Expectations When In Italia