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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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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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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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