Thoughts on The Table

Hello! Today’s post will not cover a food review, or a travel destination. However, I hope you will still find it interesting! When I started my blog adventure, I had the pleasure to receive the Cannolo Award, which purpose is the preservation of the authentic contemporary (continental) Italian food. The idea behind it goes to Paolo,…

The Magic Tree

Are you ready for Christmas? It is just around the corner, you can feel it in the air and on the streets with lights everywhere! Talking about lights, I went to the The Village of Cherry Hill in Columbia, Missouri in two different occasions to see The Magic Tree, not just any tree, but a all…

A Touch Of Nature

@ninamclernon and I spent our last weeks in Carbondale, Illinois. It was such a good time, I experienced Thanksgiving (if you want to read about it, click here) and its meaning, hang out with family and friends and get connected to nature. There’s something about time spent in nature that makes me feel much better….

10 Things About Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving tradition started with Pilgrims feasting to celebrate their first harvest in the New World (that’s America), and even though the holiday remains quintessentially American (Do you know Canadians celebrate it too, but on a different day?), it’s easy to join in. Thanksgiving – celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November – is considered…

My First Football Game

This past Sunday was a good one. I went to my first football game between Missouri and Tennessee. Every time a game is playing you can hear the chanting from the stadium! My girlfriend wanted me to experience football, the most popular sport in America, according to Wikipedia, so she surprised me with two tickets….

Chocolate-covered strawberries

Three little words can make me happy: chocolate-covered strawberries. Those red, heart-shaped fruits, that melted chocolate, together in one sweet, scrumptious bite. I made them a couple of days ago for my girlfriend aka the chocolate obsessed. No other treat is more romantic than chocolate-covered strawberries. And no other treat is easier. You can also…

Fun time in Des Moines

Welcome back with another post on The Italian Guest! After a crazy flight adventure I’m back to the USA ( follow me on instagram for more live stories). Last week my girlfriend @ninamclernon and I went to visit @shannon_cynthia, a friend of us in Des Moines, Iowa. We had a fun weekend checking out Iowa’s…

Chocolate in a Bottle

I have a weak spot for indulgence. Whether it’s a pampering fine chocolate or a spot of bubbly, I can’t help myself. Can’t decide between wine and chocolate? Wine – not have both? Chocolate in a Bottle is what you’re looking for! I tried Chocolate in a Bottle for the first time in 2015 at…

Shades of Blue

When it comes to clothes, Made in Italy is synonymous with tangible virtues of quality, craftsmanship and design. It’s far harder, however, to put one’s finger on what it is exactly about the way the most stylish of Italian men dress that sets them apart. This post was inspired by one of the most stylish…

Astino nel Gusto

For three days Astino’s Valley, one of my favourite places in Bergamo for its natural beauty, will be the stage of a gastronomic event. It is called “Astino nel Gusto”. The former Monastery will trasform itself into the town of culinary delights, where food and local products are the absolute protagonists. So many gourmet options…

Mist in the mountains

I want to start off this post with a quote by John Muir. Of course, led by curiosity, I googled this gentleman out and this is what I’ve found: John Muir (1838 –1914) Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of…

Torta di rose

Today on the blog I’m going to show you a dessert I made last weekend. It’s about a cake typical from Mantua and its origins date back to 1400: it was made for a special occasion, the wedding between Isabella D’Este and Francesco di Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua; the shape of roses was a gift…