[Recipe Series] Make Food Great Again: Pesce all’Acqua Pazza

I've never understood why some people think healthy food has to taste bad. Growing up as the daughter of an Italian we ate simple but delicious recipes. As an adult I learned nutritionists refer to this style of cooking as the Mediterranean diet. I didn't categorize what my family ate as 'healthy' until I got…

4 Life Lessons From The Café Gourmand

What is café gourmand? The word gourmand (linked to gourmet) literally translates to 'gluttonous' in French. However to the French, it's anything but. Gourmand refers to a person who appreciates great food – the American equivalent of a 'foodie.' Café gourmand is a dessert list staple in France. It includes a single espresso with a sampling of bite-sized desserts.…

Tradition Meets Trendy: 7 Things To Do Your First Time In Lisbon

 Tile facades of antique buildings shimmer in the sun. Mazes of ornate wrought iron terraces curl around hugging apartments. Up and down, up and down, pedestrians surf wave after wave of uneven cobblestone streets. A man clanging a bell outside of a bakery alerts locals that custard pastries are ready for devouring. Just as the…

4 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Cinque Terre

Recently, on the way home from Florence, we stopped for lunch in Vernazza, a small town in the province of La Spezia. Vernazza is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre. Contrary to popular assumption, Cinque Terre is not the name of a city, but in fact, a string of five seaside…