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35 Days in Southern Italy: (Italian) Food, Family, Fun

Are you a subscriber to my newsletter? I’m also on Twitter @rosso and I’m rossosara on Instagram. I live in Italy, so that shouldn’t seem so rare, right? But two of the three elements were pretty rare: 35 days of uninterrupted Italian food was one. I’m lucky enough to live in Milan where there’s plenty of ethnic food, and of course…

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Yellow Fiat 500 by Sara Rosso

My Dream Car, the Fiat 500

I seriously have loved this car since my first trip to Italy, almost 20 years ago. The Fiat 500, said cinquecento (CHEEN-kway-CHEN-toh). Isn’t it beautiful? 

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Pane and Pomodoro - Ms. Adventures in Italy by Sara Rosso

13 Delicious Things to Eat in Italy Right Now

In my last newsletter, I highlighted one of my favorite things I’ve done on this site, 101 American Foods to Try in the USA, which is a series I also made available (free!) in ebook & PDF formats so you can take it on your next trip there. It started me thinking that I should do…

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Cafe gourmand in France - Ms. Adventures in Italy, Sara Rosso

Café gourmand in France: How Coffee Should Be Everywhere

I spent a good chunk of time in France recently, and while my work travel was dramatically higher in that time period, and therefore I wasn’t able to spend every single day exploring the country, I managed to make the most out of my time there. One of things I fell in love with while…

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A spectacular sunrise in Tokyo, Japan, by Sara Rosso at Ms. Adventures in Italy

20 Moments from Japan

Last month I was lucky enough to head to Japan for work, to speak at a WordPress conference in Tokyo. Though it was my first time in Tokyo, it wasn’t my first trip to Japan. Almost 20 years ago, I headed to Japan with my high school choir (yep! I sang regularly for about 15…

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Sausage and Mushroom Risotto and Vegetable Broth Recipe

It’s no secret I’m no fan of winter. One of the only things I like about it is the hearty meals, which I why I make a lot of soup (like this one with onions, or mixed legumes, cauliflower, or butternut squash, or using my own chicken stock), lasagnas and pasta baked in the oven, and of…

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Michael Ruhlman Ratio

Lemon Almond Cake (Gluten Free) Recipe and Making a Recipe your Own

Do you feel confident enough to create a recipe from scratch? That was one of the reasons I bought Michael Ruhlman’s “Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everday Cooking” so I could feel more confident dissecting a recipe and making it my own without messing up the right ratios (and turning a cake…

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Zuppa del Casale – Mixed Legume Vegetable Minestrone Soup Recipe

January is probably my least-favorite month. For the productivity freak inside me, it’s great because I’m full of ideas, lists, and empty notebooks. But for the animal being inside, I’m longing for sun, and not gray, or rain, or even snow. Since I moved to Milan, I have grown to dread January – all of…

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Cacio e Pepe, Pecorino Romano and Pepper with Zucchine Recipe

I’m thinking today we could all use a bit of comfort. For those who are in the Northeast and want the storm to be past and over (with their homes and loved ones intact), and for the rest of us who refresh Twitter feeling helpless…we could use a bit of comfort, right? Meet Pecorino Romano…

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How I Travel Packing & Preparation - Ms. Adventures in Italy by Sara Rosso

How I Travel: Packing List and Preparation Tips

Another chapter in my How I Travel series. I’ve already shared What’s in My Carry-on, and How I Use Google Maps to Travel, so I thought I’d share how I prepare for and pack for a trip. I’ve been traveling and living out of a suitcase quite a bit —so far this year I’ve been away…

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Gift Guide for the Coffee Lover

It’s high time I did a gift guide for coffee lovers since I have a book for coffee lovers! Most of the things on my Italy Gift Guide are still good choices, but here are some more specific recommendations for the coffee lover. Here’s what I think is essential: A Moka pot Bialetti moka espresso…

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How I Travel: Using Google Maps to discover and map out a city

Are you a subscriber to my newsletter? I’m also on Twitter @rosso and I’m rossosara on Instagram. I’ve talked a bit about how I don’t really enjoy some of the planning parts of travel – I don’t like price comparing flights, searching out deals, or spending tons of time on ratings websites. But one thing I do love doing is sussing…

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