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Amy Riolo’s Blog

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

#GreekDinner & Culinary Tour

January 15 is #Greekdinner  - an annual, international social media fest to celebrate the best of Greek cuisine and culture! Just the thought of Greece makes a lot of people happy - and hungry! But did you know that there...

Spaghetti alla chitarra

January 4th is National Spaghetti Day - and I can't think of a better version to celebrate with than the traditional Spaghetti alla Chitarra from Abruzzo, Italy. Pasta-making is one of the highlights of my Italian Sensory Experience Tours to the region. Here's...

2018 Feast of the Seven Fishes - Facts, History, and Recipes

Every time a new article, podcast, or post about the Feast of the Seven Fishes is published, my friends, colleagues, and followers start tagging me and sending me questions. Misleading and incorrect information about the tradition abound, so I decided...

Sweet Italian Christmas Traditions: Cookies, Cannoli, and Struffoli

Some Italian holiday traditions are too sweet to pass up! These edible centerpieces can be as fun to make as they are to eat. I enjoyed sharing these family favorites with my students at the Pizza University & Culinary Arts Center...

Italian Pasta & Wine Immersion Tours

Many of my students in the United States enjoy learning to make fresh pasta and drinking great wine. Since pasta and wine make up the foundations of Italian culinary culture, it would take many lifetimes to explore the hundreds of regional...

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