Archive for 2011

Burnt by the Tuscan Sun by Francesca Maggi

Burnt by the Tuscan Sun by Francesca Maggi

Francesca Maggi’s Burnt by the Tuscan Sun: True Stories of Life in Italy is a series of well-crafted, funny essays that offer the reader an inside look at what it’s really like to live in the Bel Paese. Five espresso cups out of five!

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Peace / Pace

Finding Love, Peace, and Joy During the Holidays

My Christmas wishes for you this season include finding love, peace, and joy — and much more.

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How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy by Sara Rosso

How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy by Sara Rosso

How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy would be a fabulous gift for coffee lovers, Italophiles, or anyone headed to Italy — and for $0.99 on Kindle, there’s just no better Italian coffee resource out there.

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Mom's apple pie

Meeting Disappointment with Friends, Gratitude, and Apple Pie

I’m grateful this Thanksgiving for another opportunity to learn from disappointment, to appreciate my friends around the world, and to celebrate another day in a place I love with the man I love (who also happens to make a mean pizza).

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Umbria Slow: Food, Culture & Travel

Umbria Slow: Food, Culture & Travel App

If you’re headed to Umbria, leave the guidebook at home and get this on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch stat.

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Michelle FabioMichelle Fabio is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer living in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy and savoring simplicity one sip at a time. 

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Calabria Guidebook

Calabria travel guide by Michelle Fabio

Badolato Rentals

Badolato rentals

Badolato Properties For Sale

Properties for Sale, Badolato, Calabria, Italy

Photo Guide to Badolato On Sale!

Photographic Guide for Badolato, Calabria



Homemade apple butter
Green beans, potatoes, and pancetta
Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cinnamon Muffins
Pasta with snails alla calabrese
Onion, Oregano, and Thyme Focaccia
Oatmeal Banana Craisin Muffins
Prosciutto wrapped watermelon with bel paese cheese
Fried eggs with red onion and cheese
Calabrian sausage and fava beans
Ricotta Pound Cake