Spaghetti Carbonara, Italien dish

Spaghetti Carbonara has a long history

According to a widespread legend, this dish goes back to the Italian Carbonari, who made charcoal in the Appenine mountains. It is said this Spaghetti dish was cooked over a fire in a cast iron pan during their breaks. The Carbonari (Italian for “charcoal makers”) were an informal network of secret revolutionary societies active in the Italian mountains from […]

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Spaghetti Bolognese

What? Spaghetti Bolognese not from Italy??!!

To make one thing clear, the Spaghetti Bolognese dish is not an Italian invention. Nevertheless, you can often find it on menus in many other countries prepared in different ways. The name “Spaghetti Bolognese” is actually used when you mean the long pasta that is served with minced meat sauce. So whenever I am in […]

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Aioli dip, spread. Mediterranean, Spain Italy Southern France, Christmas Spread

Aioli, a Mediterranean dip

Last time I was at the Freiburg Münsterplatz I visited their large International Market and had fried Calamaris with Aioli sauce. That was the first time I tasted this sauce, and I have been bragging about it ever since. This spread or dip is used with the cuisines in Spain, the Balearic Islands, Murcia and eastern Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia. Also in France (Provence) and Italy, Sicily and Liguria and Calabria.

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Italian Basil Pesto

Italian Basil Pesto – a tasty sauce for your Pasta

One of my favorite Italian dishes is cheese tortellini with fresh Pesto sauce. I have Basil in abundance. Best with pasta, but also delicious with crackers or baked potato

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Pantheon in Rome

The Pantheon in Rome

After we settled in our hotel, we did a sight-seeing tour with some friends and found the Pantheon. Hidden behind the facades of this masterful building is the oldest and largest Dome or Coppola of the world. It is built of ancient Cement, which was a Roman invention 2000+ years ago. My favorite and most […]

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Frutti di Mare in wine sauce recipe

Frutti di Mare in Sherry wine sauce

While in Rome we had this fantastic dinner at a Seafood restaurant called Ristorante Sapore di Mare after walking back from the Pantheon.  I am a Seafood lover, and my favorite is Frutti Di Mare in red Marinara Sauce. The meal in the Restaurant in Rome was a slightly different version, with Sherry wine, and it was quite tasty   To […]

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Rome Colloseum

The Colosseum in Rome

After an overnight stay in Orvieto, Umbria, we rode several hours into Rome with our tour bus. Arriving about 4 pm, we had some free time. Getting together with some fellow travelers we walked from our hotel to the Colosseum to see it by night. It paid off, what a wonderful sight. The Colosseum is […]

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Pollo alla cacciatora Umbrien

Chicken Italien style “Pollo alla cacciatora”

We ate “Pollo alla cacciatora” in Orvieto, Umbrien. Also called “Hunter’s Wives” Chicken, this Italien Food has lots of fresh tomatoes and herbs, and is very delicious. Enough for 4 people, you would eat it with Parpadelle pasta (or wide noodles)

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Restaurant Orvieto, Umbria, Northern Italy

Orvieto, Northern Italy

We booked a trip to Rome with a Bus tour. Most of these Tours are leaving from major German cities, generally near the train station or Bahnhof. Our adventure started in Würzburg with a ride to Rome. The route took us through the beautiful Tuscany, and further South to the Umbria, where we stopped for a […]

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