If you haven’t visited Ischia yet, it should be at the top of your list for Italian summer vacation plans. The Mezzatorre Hotel and Thermal Spa in Ischia is the most important hotel re-opening in Italy this season. We spent a few days lounging seaside at this spectacular luxury Ischia hotel. The Il Pelicano... Continue Reading
Bucatini allo Scarpariello or “Shoemakers” pasta was one of our favorite dishes at the Mezzatore Hotel in Ischia. We’ve been craving it all summer. It’s a simple pasta in a cheesy cherry tomato sauce. Thankfully, they sent us the recipe from Chef Giuseppe D’Abundo so we could curb our craving and make it at home. We’re always... Continue Reading
When traveling, I always make it a point to observe what locals are wearing. In Italy, I pay special attention to the shoes. This summer, Birkenstocks were all the range in Italy. We spent the first week of July in the Amalfi Coast and Birkenstocks seem to be surging in popularity. We spotted them... Continue Reading
What cocktails do you love to drink in the summer? We survived the European heatwave with gin and tonics while traveling through the Amalfi Coast in July, and we love this Italian lemon thyme gin and tonic that we learned to make in Capri. I also love summer cocktails made with fresh strawberries. Last... Continue Reading
New Yorkers are very particular about their pizza, bagels, and black and white cookies. When it comes to pizza in NYC we’ve seen everything from people carrying home giant pizza boxes from their neighborhood pizza shop, eating pizza that rivals the best in Naples in high-end restaurants, and snacking on the ninety-nine cent slices... Continue Reading
Are you a Negroni lover? The best Negronis we’ve ever had are made at home and at the best bars in the world. Here are a few you won't want to miss.
We were making dinner last night and wanted a quick and easy dessert to use our beautiful Italian Morettini Pears, created in Florence, Italy, in 1956, that we picked up from KJ Orchards. This is the same fruit that they use at The French Laundry and many San Francisco restaurants...
This summer, United Airlines launched the only direct flight from the United States to Naples, Italy, with daily flights from New York/Newark through October 26. We’ve wanted to explore Naples for years. Most Americans spend very little time in the city, passing through only while en route to other southern Italian destinations. After accumulating... Continue Reading