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Amy Riolo’s Blog

Sharing history, culture, and nutrition through global cuisine and travel

"Sapori di Sicilia" at Stellina

 "Buon vino, tavola lunga" is an old Italian adage meaning that people are always willing to come to the table when the wine is good. Tonight's wine dinner at Stellina Pizzeria (Washingtonian's 100 Very Best Restaurants Thrillist "DC's Best New...

Live Longer, Better with Blue Zone Cuisine

Living a healthier lifestyle is on the top of most people's New Year's Resolution List. But that doesn't have to make drastic - lack-based changes. Regions in the world known for their lifestyles that enable their residents to live happier, healthier lives...

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Trip to Greece

After viewing my tours on social media, friends often contact me for “travel tips”  for their vacations.  With regards to Greece, the general travel requirements and recommendations are already online.  What I like to discuss, instead, are strategies to enjoy the culture...

Introducing My Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

"What kind of olive oil should I buy?" That is the #1 question I get asked in media interviews, cooking classes, or whenever I tell people what I do for a living.  Seeking out, using, and promoting premium extra-virgin olive oil has...

Tortine di Ricotta/Orange, Ricotta, and Olive Oil Muffins

September is both "Better Breakfast Month" and "National Italian Cheese Month," so I decided to revisit  an American classic  with some Italian and Spanish touches like ricotta, extra-virgin olive oil, and citrus for the occasion. To my pleasant surprise, this combination...

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