Living in Rhode Island, we visit Block Island at least once a summer. Block Island is a very convenient day trip from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or New York. In only about an hour, you can get a completely different state of mind and atmosphere. Block Island is also small enough to explore thoroughly in […]
I am a foodie. I have foodie in my blood. Although I was born in this country, my grandfather, Fortunado Italiane’s family came fromPallazo Adriano on Sicily. Italians can eat, and they genuinely appreciate their food. Family dinners have many courses, and any food eaten in a restaurant was passed around so that one can try everything. My grandfather would talk at breakfast about what he was dreaming about eating for lunch, lunch at dinner, and at dinner for his next day’s eating plans. I was exposed early to foods from many places.
I love to cook. My food is not always pretty but it is always tasty and generally easy to make. I’m the queen of the couple ingredient recipe that is always requested to be brought again to the party.
But mostly, I love to dine out. I love the variety of it and finding and sharing great restaurants. My favorite foods involve butter, cheese, and chocolate, but I also love seafood, vegetables, an excellent filet mignon-there are really few foods I don’t like. I love a great glass of wine, but especially port wine!
This month’s edition of the best desserts to try around the world brings us to explore the flavors of South America! Desserts from Argentina Dulce de leche From Erin of Sol Salute To say that Argentinian’s have a sweet tooth would be an understatement. Sugar is king, whether it’s ice cream, pastries, or cakes, it’s […]
As we explore desserts around the world, we enter a continent that also contains the largest desert, the Sahara desert in Africa. I am heading there this April. Until then I will dream about these desserts I will try in Africa. Egypt Basboosa Contributed by Sarah from Borders & Bucket Lists Basboosa is one of the […]
Often inspired by local produce or immigrant culture, each of the US States has an iconic dessert of its own. So, as the next in my series about the best desserts around the world, I present Iconic State Desserts of the United States. Alabama Lane Cake Visit Alabama to try Alabama Lane Cake, a southern […]
Enjoy my second in the series Amazing Dessert to Try From Around the World, highlighting desserts in Europe. If you missed Desserts to try in Asia, be sure to check it out. The tastes across Europe vary from simple dishes with fruit to multilayered cakes, but they all will enhance your visit and teach you […]
One of the best parts of traveling is trying local food. I especially appreciate local desserts. Sweets are a luxury, a celebration of a well-spent day. Asian desserts are heavy on local fruits, rice, and beans. They are different than most sweets westerners are used to. Enjoy my collection of the best Asian desserts from […]
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One of the best ways to figure out how to spend your time in a place is to ask a local about where they take their out-of-town guests. Here is where I take mine in this beautiful state that I have lived in for over 16 years. Rhode Island is the smallest of the United […]
I am a little, OK, maybe a lot, obsessed with ice cream. It needs to be rich, obviously made with cream and sugar. I want it filled with little things to give it texture. Here are the spots in the world where the ice cream has stayed on my mind for years following our initial […]
On my personal New England bucket list has been to get into the water and catch my own quahogs, like native locals did long ago. Thankfully, one of my best friends lives on a salt pond in Narragansett. So on a bright spring day she set out to teach three of our friends how to […]