Italy

Travel tips and travel guides to inspire your next trip to Italy!

Southern Italian Stuffed Meatballs

Southern Italian Stuffed Meatballs

Picture this: you’re in southern Italy, cooking the rustic food of the region for an entire week. You have fresh, homemade pasta with every meal. Crisp olive oil and the best late summer vegetables abound. You’re not vegetarian, but you’re also not a voracious carnivore. […]

Cooking School in Italy:  The Awaiting Table

Cooking School in Italy: The Awaiting Table

About 9 months ago I had a conversation with my husband that went like this: Me:  “So, I decided what I want to do with the rest of my sabbatical this year.  I want to go to Italy and take a cooking class.” Him:  “By […]

Charred Eggplant & Farro Salad

Charred Eggplant & Farro Salad

I’m still very much on the Italian/Mediterranean cooking kick since I came back from my trip to Europe.  Every time I travel there I’m reminded of how much cooking Mediterranean food feels natural to me.  It’s very much how I choose to cook at home, […]

White Wine Braised Chicken Thighs

White Wine Braised Chicken Thighs

I’m back!  Back from Italy, back from the cooking course, back to real life.  It’s been a whirlwind 4 weeks of traveling, and I’m so grateful for the entire experience.  The real gem for me was (predictably) the Awaiting Table cooking class in southern Italy. It […]

Rustic Italian Panzanella Salad

Rustic Italian Panzanella Salad

One of my favorite ways to experience the culture of a new place when traveling is to take a cooking class.  It’s a great way to pick up some new skills, learn about local ingredients and food customs, and it’s just plain fun. The first […]