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Amy Riolo’s Blog

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

Love at First Bite: My Ode to Ravioli Capresi

Welcome to my first bi-lingual post!  (leggete in Italiano sotto) April is National Poetry Month in the United States.  Lately I've had more time on my hands to enjoy the work of my favorite poets, like Pablo Neruda. Just the...

My Greek Easter - Menu & Memories

As a young girl, attending the Easter Mass, festivals, and ceremonies at our town's Greek Orthodox Church was the highlight of my social calendar. At midnight  during the Easter Mass, we always say “Christos Anesti ("Χριστός ἀνέστη!" - "Christ is Risen!"...

La Mia Pasqua Alternativa/My Alternative Easter

I love Easter so much that each year I celebrate it at least 4 times! First up on the calendar there's the Catholic Easter - which to me, is all about recreating my Nonna Angela's Cuzzupe di Pasqua recipe and...

"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...

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