Italy- Balsamic Glazed Figs and Arugula Pizza

Once considered peasant food for the laborers in Naples, pizza gained some popularity after Queen Margherita became a fan (you can guess her favorite- mozzarella, tomato and basil, hence why it’s called Margherita pizza).   The craze spread to the US, thanks to Italian immigrants during 19th and 20th century who migrated for factory jobs….

Italy- Squid Ink Tagliatelle with Shellfish and Kielbasa

My trip to Rome and Florence in 2017 was probably the most interesting trip I’ve ever taken. There were so many highs and just as many lows, all of which contributed to my perception of life today. From my girlfriend getting her wallet stolen, phone stolen, encounters with past beaus,  etc. I’ll spare the details….