Archive for 2016

Badolato Calabria Italy

Best Living in Italy Blog 2016 – Grazie Mille!

Bleeding Espresso has been named the Best Living in Italy Blog by ITALY Magazine…and here is my Sally Field “You really like me!” moment.

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Dreaming Sophia - Melissa Muldoon

Dreaming Sophia by Melissa Muldoon: Guest Post + Giveaway

Check out this guest post by Melissa Muldoon to learn more about Dreaming Sophia and how you can win a copy of this daydreamy debut novel.

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52 Things to See & Do in Calabria by Michelle Fabio

Book Giveaway: 52 Things to See & Do in Calabria

Three copies of 52 Things to See & Do in Calabria are up for grabs — and you can get up to five entries for your chance to win.

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Clementines in Calabria

Christmas in Calabria: Home for the Holidays

Christmas in Calabria is magical and special, but perhaps not in the way you might think. It’s full of simple and pure joy revolving around family and food.

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Natuzza Evolo Foundation in Calabria

Natuzza Evolo: Calabrian Mystic

“Mamma” Natuzza Evolo was a Calabrian mystic who acted as a medium and healer, showed evidence of stigmata, and could “bi-locate” — be in two different places at once.

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Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

Calabria Guidebook

Calabria travel guide by Michelle Fabio



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