Hello blogger friends. It's been a while.
And as you can see from the title of this post, I've been out of the kitchen for a while too.. but all for good reason.
Gian Luca and I have been in transit; a few weeks ago we moved out of Minneapolis and took off for Italy. After two incredible weeks with family and friends we landed in New Jersey to stay with my parents. We're here for another week, most of which will be in Stone Harbor, helping out at my brother's restaurant Ristorante Luciano ( I promise I'll post pictures soon). Then its off to Texas.
Since I've been out of the kitchen, I only have two little photos from our trip to Italy.
The first is of Montepulciano, Gian Luca's home town in Tuscany, where we spent the first part of our Italian vacation with his parents and friends. From there we traveled to Prato for our friends' wedding, then to Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, and finally Siena.
Then we hopped on a midnight but to go down to Salandra, my mother's hometown in Basilicata, where we spent four days with my family.
The second picture is from Matera, a city in Basilicata famous for i Sassi, homes carved out of the mountainside.
I promise I'll be back in the kitchen soon! Ciao ciao!