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Welcome / Benvenuti!

Bleeding Espresso is the award-winning website of Michelle Fabio, American lawyer-turned-dual Italian/American citizen freelance writer/editor.

Michelle has lived in her ancestors' medieval hilltop village of Badolato on the Ionian Coast of Calabria since 2003 and has blogged about life in the toe of the boot since 2006.

In 2016, she published a book about her adopted home region, 52 Things to See & Do in Calabria.

Calabria Guidebook

"Michelle Fabio's guide is the perfect companion to carry along while exploring this magical region. Her mixture of history, culture, and people make it far superior to traditional guidebooks, which seldom scratch the surface of place and time." - John Keahey, author

52 Things to See & Do in Calabria by Michelle Fabio



Where to Find Michelle

You can also find Michelle at her professional site, MichelleFabio.com, and occasionally at Baby Espresso, where she writes about finding humor in motherhood in rural southern Italy.

Bleeding Espresso is on Facebook, and Michelle is on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest @michellefabio.

If you would like to work with Michelle or have questions or comments, feel free to contact her.



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