Bologan

My Week at Italian Language School in Bologna

Learning Italian has been my work in progress for many years. I can give a long list of excuses reasons why I’m not at the level I would like to be such as it’s not an easy language (14 verb tenses), type A personalities like myself want everything to be perfect before we even attempt it, it’s not easy to practice when you live in America where everyone speaks English…and ending with the real reason it’s taken me so long. I’m lazy. […]

Market in Sicily

Traveling In Sicily

All I knew was that I wanted to go to Sicily. It was at the top of my list of places to visit, but I knew traveling to Sicily wasn’t going to be like traveling to the rest of Italy. It’s big, has history spanning thousands of years and a train system that wasn’t going to help. So I drove, and my daughter Emma navigated – almost 600 miles. Ancient Greek and Roman ruins, the chaos of Palermo, beautiful beaches with […]

Zabaione

Zabaione Chantilly Mousse from Peccati di Gola Cooking School

In 1989, Roberta Molani opened one of the first cooking schools in Italy. Since then, Peccati di Gola, has grown from its original location in Mestre to include classes in thirteen locations throughout Italy. They have a substantial catering business and in Venice work with events related to the Bienniale, Venice Film Festival, weddings and other private events. The cooking classes are cozy and intimate and take place in a chef’s kitchen. Daniela’s home in the countryside is our venue for our Prosecco tour. Maria […]