Food & Travel Blog

Galani Venice Pastry Celebrate Carnival

Galani ~ Venetian Pastry to Celebrate Carnival

Buon Carnevale a tutti! Today is Fat Tuesday, known as Martedi Grasso in Italy. The old theory is that today is the last day to […]

figs baked in Almond Cream with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

Figs Baked in Almond Cream

September, is it really September already?! It’s the month of transition; from Summer to Fall, from long hot days to crisp cool Autumn ones, from […]

Cooking Class Aix en Provence

Cooking Classes in Aix-en-Provence Giveaway

After a short Winter break working on the new site and new culinary vacations, I’m back in France where I’ll again be offering cooking classes […]

New Site and Look – More Vacations

Welcome to the NEW Food Lover’s Odyssey! More than an extreme makeover, we’re brand new! I had more than a blog redesign, I have a […]

Postcards from the Amalfi Coast

When someone asks me what my favorite city/region in Italy is or what’s my favorite regional cuisine – and I’m asked that ALL the time […]

Classic Italy Dream Vacation

On the heels of the huge success and glowing testimonials for the Food Lover’s Vacation in Puglia, for 2015 I’m offering more food-focused vacations to […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015

I’m hoping you have a very Merry Christmas, the happiest of New Years and of course, that your holidays are filled with the best food, […]

The Gondola Maker

Italy Book Tours invited me to read and review The Gondola Maker by Laura Morelli. And I finished the book just in time for my […]