An Update For Traveling To Italy: You Must Be Vaccinated

As of 30 August 2021, for U.S. citizens to enter and travel to Italy you must present upon departure from the United States [Source: https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/returningtoitaly.html%5D: Anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination certificate OR Certificate proving that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months PLUS A negative test within 72 hours of departure PLUS Digital Passenger Locator…

Olive Oil And A Laugh

It snowed on Mount Etna yesterday (and there was some pyroclastic activity too)! So, Mamma may look like this photo from two years ago when Giò Buonanno of Azienda Brancati and I were on his olive and mandorin farm enjoying the views and a good laugh (He’s very entertaining!). Join in on our fun this Friday,…

Sfince Di San Giuseppe

For Saint Joseph’s Day, you’ll often hear people seeking zeppole. Zeppole are delicious and Napolitano (from Naples, Italy). So it is a different recipe than what Sicilians eat. Sfince, which are cream puffs slathered with cannoli cream and dressed with candied orange, candied cherry, and chocolate chips and/or pistachio dust, are Sicilian. So, when looking…