The region of Piedmont is well-known for its quality hazelnuts. And so right before we left Turin to come back home to NYC our friend Silvia had a special surprise in store for us from Chivasso: nocciolini (noh-chyo-lee-ni). Dolciaria Fontana is … Continue reading
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Turin during the holiday season features le luci d’artista, festive and artistic lights that are a tradition for the surrounding areas of the city center. Having lived in Turin for more than three years I always looked forward to this special time … Continue reading
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This post follows in the footsteps of my collaborative series with Enrica of Cervellifuori called Soul Food Recipe Exchange. It’s a way for me to pay homage and to share some of my favorite soul food recipes all the while … Continue reading
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Italy is filled with beautiful landscapes and the region of Piedmont does not disappoint one bit. With my birthday quickly approaching and being that I am in the last trimester of pregnancy, I felt the urge to take a day … Continue reading
Just the other day I was reminiscing about the weekend trip I took to Vienna a few years ago to visit my dear Cousin Anna. The roommates in her flat were throwing a house party and it was sure to … Continue reading
Posted in An American in Turin, Family History, Restaurants in Vienna
Tagged Austrian cuisine, Brandauers Schlossbräu, Cafe Dommayer, Heitzinger, Historical Coffee House in Vienna, Kaiserschmarrn, Rösti, Schonbrunn Palace, Tafelspitz, Vienna
For one of our wedding gifts, some friends of ours put together a picnic basket filled with all sorts of Italian goodies that were just waiting to be transformed into culinary delights. But one homemade item stood out from the … Continue reading
Posted in An American in Turin, Italian recipes, Rachel a Torino, Rachel in Turin, Rachel Steckler
Tagged Capuliato, Catania, Italian, Ragusa, Sicily, Sun-dried tomatoes, Turin
Having grown up in a multi-cultural city like Miami, my “love affair” with soul food initiated at a young age. But it wouldn’t become solidified until I moved to Denton, Texas where I attend the University of North Texas to … Continue reading