Posts by Andi Brown

Cinque Terre, Vernazza flood update: Disaster Relief

Cinque Terre, Vernazza flood update: Disaster Relief

Just one week ago Vernazza and Monterosso of the Cinque Terre along with several lesser known villages were devastated by massive flooding and mudslides.  The...

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go by Susan Van Allen

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go by Susan Van Allen

November 2011 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go by Susan Van Allen. I LOVE LOVE this book.  With...

Rachael Ray’s Carbonara

Rachael Ray’s Carbonara

Rachael Ray’s Carbonara This is a super easy classic Italian recipe (and inexpensive).  I will substitute bacon when good pancetta...

October Book of the Month: Playing for Pizza

October Book of the Month: Playing for Pizza

October 2011 Playing for Pizza by John Grisham  I don’t know about you, but football fever is in full swing...

Cinque Terre, Vernazza Flooding:  Before and after photos and videos

Cinque Terre, Vernazza Flooding: Before and after photos and videos

For the most recent updates and news plus dramatic photos and videos please click here to go to my Vernazza flood page. These...

Cinque Terre:  Vernazza Flood Update

Cinque Terre: Vernazza Flood Update

I have had a chance to make more contact with people from Vernazza, what did we do before the internet!  Unfortunately...

Cinque Terre Floods: Update from Vernazza

Cinque Terre Floods: Update from Vernazza

I just heard back from one of my friends in the village.  Most everyone has returned and they are starting...

Flooding in the Cinque Terre

Flooding in the Cinque Terre

I have been watching the news and photos come in of the destruction of the Cinque Terre due to flooding. ...

Homemade Italian Pizza

Homemade Italian Pizza

Jaime Oliver’s homemade pizza From Jamie Oliver printed in Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication Ultimate Italian 2009 This...

Top Ten:  Italian Phrases to Memorize

Top Ten: Italian Phrases to Memorize

You do not need to be fluent in Italian.  I tell everyone to memorize a few important phrases and use...