lucy with cup

As a first-generation italian, born in Connecticut, raised in a European household where old traditional values and customs prevailed, making fresh pasta was a daily activity. With an extended family of relatives from Italy, traditional food habits predominated in our household. Fruits and vegetables grown in the family garden were canned every summer and wine made every fall.

My upbringing and passion for convivio (table life) led me to a vocation of over 35 years as a restauranteur in Southern California and administrator of my B&B and cooking school in Tuscany, Italy. Living in Italy with my husband, I have returned to my family roots where as a child my passion for genuine food and convivio, commenced.

I wish by blogging to share my experiences with genuine foods and convivio, as an Italian-American living in both countries.

cropped-blog-picture.jpgVilla Lucia is a magical Tuscany experience. This gorgeous property includes a large farmhouse along with three detached apartments, a pool and unlimited Tuscan scenary,all situated in 15 acres of olive groves.

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