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Sorrento For Foodies-A Must Do!

After showing you the beauty of Sorrento in pictures, we’d like to take you on a culinary tour of the town, a prime foodie destination. Why is Sorrento special? Sorrento is beautiful. No, it’s jaw-droppingly stunning. One of those places whose first sight you remember as long as you live. It was built atop vertical…

My Mediterranean Martini

Where to find the perfect libation in the land of limoncello? Sorrento, Italy is famous for its lemons but for a top shelf selection of martini’s, server and mixologist Gigi, at Sorrento’s Il Buco Ristorante can mix up a concoction to your liking. A wonderful aperitivo whilst perusing the menu… Try a twist on the…

Marina Grande’s Best Bites

Traverse the winding stone stairs from Sorrento’s historic center into the tiny fishing village of Marina Grande and feel like you have stepped back in time. The bay is filled with colorful wooden boats and fisherman still mend their nets by hand. You can’t miss the only dock in Marina Grande lined with yellow and…

Mami Camilla’s Marinated Chili Peppers Recipe

Fresh red chili peppers While studying in Italy last year, I stayed at the charming Hotel Soleluna, a bed & breakfast in Sorrento connected to the Mami Camilla Cooking School. This was not only my home for three months, but also where I took my cooking classes and spent most of my time while completing my externship.  Every night after class, we would sit and enjoy the dinner we had prepared along with each other’s company.  Laughter, delicious food and wine were always present at our dinners, as well as a jar of homemade, marinated chili peppers.  These Peperoncini Sott-Olio (literally peppers covered in oil) were the perfect amount of tang and spiciness that this girl from Louisiana, cooking in Italy was searching for.  Wonderful with an antipasto plate, roasted fish filet, even pasta courses and meats, I became addicted to these spicy wonders,…

La Dolce Vita-Italian Desserts

Strawberry & Chocolate Gelato ‘The sweet life’.  I can’t think of a better phrase than this to describe the way of life in Italy.  Even though their driving, of scooters and cars alike, is at a faster pace than we are used to, everyday life is more laid back, shops and market-owners close shop for a 4-hour resting period each afternoon, and their food is always fresh and comes from the local market just around the corner. Adding to this sweet way of life are the gorgeous desserts (i dolce) that fill the glass pastry cases and instantly make your eyes widen in delight.  Just as simple as the other food offerings in Italy, pastries are studded with colorful local fruit and are prepared using cooking techniques passed down from generation to generation.  A few of my favorite desserts so far…

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