Carbonara, Italian food, and me…..

“Carbonara” is where I hope to share some of the discoveries I’ve made about food, wine, and just plain eating, with a particular, but lovingly critical, emphasis on the magic of Italian food. This will take as through neighborhood markets, local foods and traditions, street food (a better word than fast food” kitchens (not just mine), wine bars and restaurants (but for those I’ll also be writing on DeliciousCityIt) .

Oh, just in case you’re asking, why should you look to me as your expert on food and wine, especially Italian food and wine?

Because I eat quite a lot of it. And I’m good at it too.

Through the Wine Glass

11 responses to “Carbonara, Italian food, and me…..

  1. Thanks so much for your nice comment on my posting about my Aunt Flora’s pasta sauce. Much appreciated. Where are you located? The picture at the top of your blog looks like it could be NYC or Boston, but I think you wrote that you’re in Italy!

    • Italy! I’m from Wisconsin and also went to school in Connecticut, but I live in Italy. We were in L’Aquila unitl the earthquake forced us from our homes. Now I’m in Pescara and work in Rome. I’ve lived in Bologna, Milan and Venice. The comment on your posting was because it stood out from the rest.
      ciao

  2. è forte papoo!!

  3. è forte papooo!!!

  4. I writing with an editorial request. I am the editor of FocusFeatures.com, the expanded film web site for Focus Features, the company that produced and is distributing THE AMERICAN, the new George Clooney thriller set in Abruzzo.

    We are currently putting together a number of articles on the film, the area, the story, etc. See, for example, our recent “Five In Focus” of expat bloggers on their favorite Italian films <>.

    Right now, I am putting together a piece on the cuisine of Abruzzo. I am writing you to see if you would be will to contribute a few recipes that you feel especially represent the area. It would be great if there were photos of the dishes as well. We will, of course, credit you and provide links back to your site.

    We are hoping to put this up by the end of the week, if possible. I hope you might be able to help out.

    Peter Bowen

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    Peter Bowen
    FocusFeatures.com
    153 West 27th Street #704
    New York, NY 10001
    T: 212.367.8255 x102

  5. Ciao! Thank you for your nice comment on my web page. I hope you enjoy the banana bread. I just went to Italy in March for my “luna de miele” My husband and I went to Rome & Venice. Beautiful country.

    • Sound like a wonderful honeymoon, espeicially since if you spent you time in just the two wonderful cities you were able to enjoy them fully. I always try to suggest not to try to see too much when they come to Italy (or travelly anywhere this beautiful) to not try to make too many plans.
      Bannana bread like that was a mainstay growing up, and it’s such a simple but tasty treat – strange that the Italians didin’t invent it ;-)

  6. Hello
    I just discovered your blog and I am eager to read it at leisure; love Italy and dont know this area well at all.

  7. Sound like a wonderful honeymoon, espeicially since if you spent you time in just the two wonderful cities you were able to enjoy them fully. I always try to suggest not to try to see too much when they come to Italy (or travelly anywhere this beautiful) to not try to make too many plans.Bannana bread like that was a mainstay growing up, and it’s such a simple but tasty treat – strange that the Italians didin’t invent it
    +1

  8. Hello,

    Since you have lived in Italy you might be able to relate to what I am writing about.

    http://www.italianidiots.com

    Yes, Italy is beautiful. But sometimes the people can drive you nuts!

    M. Tipo

    P.S. You DO know a lot about food!

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