Grazie!!

It’s Thanksgiving time and we have so much to be thankful for! Since giving thanks in Italian is even more fun, check out these key words and phrases and then listen to our quick “dialogue.” It may help you with your pronunciation— or maybe just give you a laugh! grazie — thank you il giorno del ringraziamento — Thanksgiving […]

Gnocchi on my mind…

a recap of our Italian weekend at Taste of Italy LA and Little Italy Festa San Diego, plus tips on the perfect Gnocchi!  We had so much fun at the Italian events this weekend! Our Italian fun started Saturday night, when we met in Downtown LA for Taste of Italy.  The venue was just as promised— the […]

Italian Events! Oct 10 & 11th

Taste of Italy on October 10—Part of historic Downtown Los Angeles is transformed into a charming Italian piazza where everyone can mix, mingle and of course, eat and drink! Just one of the Italian Events this coming weekend.   Mark your calendars! There is a lot of Italian fun to be had this coming weekend: October 10 […]

Our happy home – Dana Point

It’s quite obvious our love and appreciation of all things Italian… but that doesn’t mean we’re blind to the beauty all around us! A little video homage to Dana Point—  CASAGIOVE’s happy home:   Che bellezza!

A family gathering…Ciamella Party!

As part of our “market research” (okay, mostly an excuse to make yummy food with family and friends) we recently threw a Ciamella party!   What is Ciamella, you ask? A delicious bread that has the consistency of a bagel but with Italian flavors. {See Recipe here!} Making the bread can be quite the process— […]

Soffritto

Italian Soffritto is similar to the French mirepoix… In Italian, it means “underfried,” which refers to the fact that each element is lightly browned. It is composed of onion, carrot and celery. Some recipes call for 2 parts onion to 1 part carrot and 1 part celery, but Patricia says her ratio is probably closer […]