This is another fabulous guest post by food blogger Shari Brooks of My Judy the Foodie. Now, I feel I need to preface this post with a little editorial – in the 8 years I have known Shari I don’t think she’s ever eaten pasta in front of me. She’s just not a carbo-loading kind […]Read More No Colander Needed: Barilla Microwavable Meals Hit the Al Dente Mark
With only a couple of days left we realized that there are still some restaurants that the owner’s of our villa recommended. I don’t know if I mentioned the amazing book that they left us filled with notes on towns worth visiting, cards from the best restaurants all over, maps of cities and parking tips […]Read More Day 28 – Tuscania Where Else Can We Eat?
After exhausting ourselves in Rome and getting home very late we slept in on Sunday and decided to have a relaxing local day by Lake Bolsena. We called ahead to make a reservation at Da Paolino al Miralago restaurant in Montefiascone a city perched high above the lake on verdant cliffs. We have learned our […]Read More Day 19 – Tuscania and a Day of Rest (with incredible views)
We spent the the day in Tuscania going to the market and trying to stay cool on the hottest day so far. I spent most of the day planning our field trip to Rome the next day when the heat was supposed to break. I’m big on planning. I don’t believe in just winging it […]Read More Day 17 Staying Cool in Tuscania
There is something about being outside of New York that always makes me feel more Jewish. I don’t know exactly what that means, but when I lived in London being Jewish was actually something people asked me about. As if it were somewhat foreign or exotic. Neither of which I consider it to be. In […]Read More Day 16 – Pitigliano It’s So Not (Jewish) Ghetto
My mom (Granny) flew in to stay with us for the week. We drove an hour and a half to the Rome airport to pick her up and then an hour and a half to bring her back here to Tuscania. Between all that driving, making lunch, her jet lag and the girls’ excitement over […]Read More Days 14 and 15 – The Arrival of Granny and a Day in Orvieto
We finally decided that Sophia’s cough was going to linger no matter what we did so we figured an easy day of lunch in the old town of Viterbo followed by a pilgrimage to the Iper Coop “shopping experience” would make for a good first venture out into the world for her. (And me!) We […]Read More Day 13 – Viterbo and The Italian Wal-Mart
We spent the better part of our morning sorting out the mystery of the cell phone. Before we left Corey unlocked his iphone at a place in midtown. Now that it was ready for an Italian SIM card we thought we were good to go, but we still couldn’t make a call. And, since all […]Read More Day 4 Tuscania and Lake Bolsena again! (Why can’t we make a damn cell phone call?)