which we installed in our kitchen
to see my post on the oven, or click on the post on the
sidebar to see the kitchen remodel post.)
We had the
Florence in the Tuscan countryside.
learned to eat just a spoonful of everything.
famous singing butcher, Dario Cecchini in Panzano.
He fills his butcher shop as he sings classical Italian
songs or quotes from Dante's Inferno.
with the meat he cut for us we returned and made this
famous bistecca fiorentina, a 2 inch steak highly
seasoned with fresh herbs and garlic
made. You see Valoriani ovens in many pizzerias here in the
states that have wood burning pizza ovens.
in the resorts pools or took a nap.
7-8 courses for dinner.
We learned that bread in Italy has traditionally been
made one day of the week, filling the bottom of the
oven with loaves and then using the bread throughout
the rest of the week, that is why so much of their recipes
use bread - they learned to create recipes with the
leftover bread where freshness didn't matter - bruschetta,
panzanella, and bread soup.
a suburb of Seattle and at Bellevue College
and then moved to New York to study illustration.
She graduated with a BA in Technical Design.
She began her career at DKNY and eventually
became their design director.
An offer from Furla got her to move to Bologna
Italy, she moved back to New York after a few
years to work for DKNY again but missed her life
in Italy and has now been there since 2005.
designing for Sergio Rossi (Gucci's luxury line),
Elie Tahari, Botkier, Coccinelle, and Tommy Hilfiger BV.
My youngest daughter just graduated and
received her 1st year certificate
She will continue on next year and
complete the 2nd year, so we decided to bring her
along so she could take the cooking classes and
taste the wonderful food of Paris and Italy.
I can't wait to share this trip with you from Paris to
Bologna, to cooking classes, and who knows
where else we might traipse off too - Maybe Venice.
I will be sharing this with
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