Creator of the blog Live.Italiano, I search out some of Italy's most delicious foods! I love to cook and share my food with friends!
@seriousb: Wishful thinking at least here in Italy...at least for the 'sane health care', but thats a different discussion. At least the food's good!! Hahha
@Teachertalk: Hahah Godiva-no thanks!!! At least not when places like Pierre Marcolini exist! It's really a wonder how I didn't gain about 40 pounds between the chocolate, the beer and the frites there! Mmm
Chocolate. Walk into a chocolate store in Brussels and it's like you're walking into a jewelry store. The products are absolutely delicious and the presentation is just out of this world. (Oh well, I'm a sucker for nice presentation!) The price...yup, definitely reflects all that. This summer I believe I dropped around 100 euro on just chocolate alone, not counting my other purchases of macaroons, cookies and spices..... :S
No way...I'd definitely prefer to wait rather than constraining my communication to 150 characters or whatever it is on Twitter. Is that so wrong?
@simon: Haha it's not the first time I;ve heard this about the creme brulee donut!! So that can mean only one thing: Heaven.
You can definitely freeze it, though i'd use it for baking or cooking, not eating it straight up. If you have the luck to find good mozzarella di buffala- that should be eaten the day it's bought and doesn't even need to go anywhere near a fridge!!! :)
Ahh....the microplane grater and the immersion blender :) I love to make fresh ginger 'tea' with the grater and the blender makes making soup so easy!
@seriousb: Yeah baby, my English rocks...I'm from New York :) I'm trying to make the blog a resource for tourists, or simply people who love Italian culture and might not be able to make it here. As you've seen, there's a lot of food, but also museums and the like. I'm hoping to eventually establish my own tour company here in Naples, but it's slow going for the time being. :)
Thank you all!
@Retrofresh: Infinite thank you's for the free wi-fi suggestion! We're going to need that too! :)
Haven't tried the brownie mix, but here's a recipe for a flourless carrot cake. While I haven't tried this recipe, I did make my own version about a month before finding this article. Pretty good, but I'd imagine this one is just slightly better :)
@SunnysideUp: Includes everything! Well, eventually...basically I have to pace it otherwise I am going to turn into a ball of fat! :)
@Monkii: Thank you :D I've got a few interesting trips planned in the next few months.
@climbhighak: Yeah, kinda got a handle on what to ask on here by now.
@merstar: I love gelato too! But that's for sunny, warm(er) weather....almost there!! :) hahha
Has anyone suggested Innocent until proven delicious? :D
No this isn't about naming a blog, but I can still see where cycorider is coming from... Whether you're looking for a name or for some ideas, it's still not cool to get jumped by these folks.
@Monsieur_Ghislain: Too bad I can't find Campbell's soup or Kraft cheese here in Italy, otherwise I'd have to try that out. :s
@The Coach: So true! Glad I'm finding some people who feel the same way as I do!
@thearrogantchef: Thanks for the tip and love your user name!!! :D
@Lorenzo: Point taken. First day here-won't be asking for any more ideas anytime soon, given the responses I've gotten. Plus, I am trying to make my blog slightly interactive, why not?! :)
@seriousb: Thanks for the support! You're right, the question was way to general to begin with. And who doesn't love pasta? Yum!!!
No worries-haha thankfully I have enough great ideas of my own to carry me on till the next century or so. ;) This site is great though....already gotten answers to the questions I've posted. Cheers!
Thanks so much! It seems like my powder is probably expired by now so I'll have to get some more and freeze it! (Then slowly bring it back to room temp! ;)
@seriousb: Fair enough...today was my first day on here and I have been contributing to THIS site as well.
Agreed! I tried a post asking some ideas for my blog from people who love good food. Won't do that again! All I got were these asinine answers from people who must have nothing better to do! :( Oh well.
Sue Chef is pretty good :D
No idea why people here are so hostile and sarcastic when it comes to asking names or ideas for blogs!! Let us all know what you decide and good luck!
Plus, at least Tony knows and has admitted he can't keep up in the kitchen anymore!
He's still one of the most interesting chefs/personalities/whatever out there.
Thanks for the constructive ideas guys...
Wolff's Biergarten in Albany (895 Broadway) is awesome!
Of course they have a great selection of brews, but the food and atmosphere is great!
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