I really like cooking and eating Italian food. Turns out I also like talking and writing about it. Can’t explain why, but this blog chronicles my encounters with it.
I began this project hoping to find some people out there who might share their secrets about finding great Italian ingredients/food at reasonable prices in Philadelphia. While that hasn’t happened so much, I’ve instead found that the “everyday practice” of reflecting on something I love has helped anchor my path in this period of my life, connecting me with friends afar and, occasionally, new ones nearby and online. I’d like to have a big kitchen again one day, and an open space where I can gather my friends for fabulous meals and conversations.
The picture above, taken by Carla – the best Italian cook I know – was shot about 5 minutes away from her beautiful house in the foothills of the Alps, between Rivoli and Avigliana, west of Torino. No Photoshop here – the picture represents a very small piece of the incredibly beauty of the area. Just wish it were closer.