Cinque Terre Flood: Vernazza Relief Video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufMtG4w2hgU] I put this video on youtube to try and spread the word and inspire people to help with the immediate relief efforts and restoration. Disaster Relief Italian Red Cross For those wanting to donate to the entire area involved. Save Vernazza  An amazing site dedicated to restoring Vernazza, created by several ex-pats who call this village home and […]

Cinque Terre, Vernazza flood update: Disaster Relief

Just one week ago Vernazza and Monterosso of the Cinque Terre along with several lesser known villages were devastated by massive flooding and mudslides.  The region had been experiencing tremendous rainfall but no one expected such destructive results. At the present time the railway has been cleared, the river has been re-directed to its original route, some electricity has been […]

Rachael Ray’s Carbonara

Rachael Ray’s Carbonara This is a super easy classic Italian recipe (and inexpensive).  I will substitute bacon when good pancetta is not available. Ingredients: Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 pound pasta, such as spaghetti or rigatoni 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (enough to coat bottom of pan) 1/4 pound pancetta […]