by Cindy Swain, an american food blogger

living in Italy


LATEST posts

December 1, 2017

Fears of Being a Mother

Photo Credit: Michelle Aschbacher Photography Pepper’s due date is in two weeks. TWO WEEKS! Soon Mr. Italicano and I will meet our daughter. As the days to her arrival become closer, I’ve been reflecting a lot on what this transition means for me and trying to understand my emotions. On one hand I am overjoyed […]

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November 25, 2017

Maple Farro Porridge with Pears, Cinnamon and Raisins

Pre-pregnancy I was a sporadic breakfast eater. I would savor two cups of dark roast coffee when I woke up and eat my first meal of the day when I felt hungry—sometimes around 10am, other times at noon. That meant that lunch was sometimes at noon other times at 3pm. And, dinner? Well, in Italy […]

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November 4, 2017

Babymoon in Florence

Babymoons are an ever growing travel trend: one last getaway for parents-to-be before the little one arrives. While most couples take this trip together to get in some alone time, Mr. Italicano and I decided to take ours separately with friends. Since we work together we have the advantage of spending a lot of time […]

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