Category Archives: Food

Think twice before eating in the streets of Rome.

    In an attempt to polish the image of the Eternal City, Roman Authorities are cracking down on public eating and drinking at historic sites. The municipal ordinance, signed by the city’s mayor, that took effect beginning of October, gives police officers the right to fine anyone caught … Continue reading

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The Divine Amalfi Coast

Little did I know seven years ago that a return trip to the island of Capri would eventually lead me to write the book Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore. No other destination in Italy has captivated me as much as the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Uncovering all of its treasures has become … Continue reading

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Fries for Lunch or Dinner

When it comes to fries, Belgians cook them to perfection for the simple reason that they invented them. No, not the French. They invented Pommes Parmentier. The Belgians use large size potatoes and fresh cooking oil. The fries or frites are cut in half of an … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day in Belgium

In Belgium on New Year’s Day, le jour du Nouvel An or Nieuwjaarsdag, children offer greetings of good health and best wishes to their parents and grand-parents for the upcoming year. A heart-shaped vanilla cake, filled with a buttery cream and decorated with marzipan, nuts and chocolate, is traditionally eaten on the … Continue reading

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