Monthly Archives: February 2014

Patty’s Restaurant in Litchfield, Ct.

I have made many road trips as the Grateful Traveler and one recently took me to Litchfield, Ct. to visit the wonderful Mayflower Grace. Hungry (as usual) we stopped at Patty’s Restaurant to find one of the best American breakfast establishments. Inexpensive, hearty food and prepared like a famous chef would on a sunday morning […]

The Little Town That Stole My Heart

Chances are if you are Italian American and live in Upstate, NY, you have roots in or near Cervinara Italy. Cervinara sits in the province of Avellino, located outside of Naples in the region of Campania, the second most populous region of Italy.  Located in the fertile plateau close to the Partenio Mountains, Cervinara  lies […]

Peeking into an Italian American’s Kitchen

If you had a Nona or Mama that taught you everything you know about cooking, or perhaps you are just a great cook who loves Italian food, I will bet your pantry and refrigerator looks like this… The pantry There are always at least two types of olive oil.  One for cooking, the other for […]