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Forza Napoli!

Forza Napoli!On a recent trip to Italy we had the pleasure of staying with friends (who feel more like family).  The Pesce family is everything we love about Italians.  They are a warm, outspoken, gregarious bunch of Napolitani who welcome you into their home as if they’ve known you for your entire life.  The family convened for the holidays in a small town near Perugia, Monte Castello di Vibio, where they own a beautiful holiday home.

Deep in the Umbrian countryside, far from Napoli and its salty Mediterranean breezes, we learned immediately that the Pesce family had taken Campania with them… Mozzarella di Bufala, Gragnano and all. Continue reading

Best spot for a piece of cheese and a glass of Gragnano? Spuntino in San Francisco

It was one of those perfect San Francisco days- crystal clear blue skies, bright liquid sunshine and just a tiny prickle of Fall chill in the air.  We stopped into Spuntino di Ottimista, and amazing little cheese and panini shop on Union Street- I took one look at the wine selection on lining the walls of the shop and felt right at home.

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