In Giro: Italy and More Around the Web

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In giro
is an Italian expression that roughly translates to “around.” It’s a common answer that young people give their parents or friends when asked where they’re going. Dove via? In giro. It’s usually sufficient because at some point everyone ends up in the piazza anyway. The verb girare means to turn, and the phrase has other connotations as well: prendere in giro means to tease (to take someone for a ride). Facciamo un giro means let’s go for a spin (usually in some sort of vehicle ~ a car, a Vespa, a bike, a boat).

It’s one of my favorite expressions and it nicely sums up this new occasional feature, in which I share links to (mostly) Italian posts that have inspired me or made me smile. So, let’s go ~ andiamo in giro:

1. Literally, Italian links. Can’t wait to make these.

2. For those of us who feel pummeled by winter, a taste of summer. (in Italian)

3. And with summer come eggplants. Can’t wait to make this. (in Italian)

4. Bigoli, mussels, clams, chick peas. Need I say more? (in Italian)

5. A #foodoflove photo contest, plus a nice dish of cavatelli.

6. A drift of meringue, a favorite angel food cake. The beautiful world of white.

7. Italians are still producing beautiful art. I love this woman’s work!

8. How about art on a plate? A feast inspired by Michelangelo.

9. Caccavone! Say what? Italian towns with rude and funny names.

10. My new favorite blog, even though it’s not Italian and I can’t understand it.

11. Comfort me with layered coffee ice cream sundaes. Selfish never tasted so good.

12. Nothing to do with Italy, but everything to do with delicious. Pork, brisket & brownies. (podcast)

Buon weekend a tutti.

Join me for a culinary tour of Abruzzo ~ nine magical days in Italy’s most spectacular, undiscovered region. Hands-on cooking classes included! Two dates: June 22-30, 2014 and September 21-29, 2014. Click here for details.

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28 Responses to In Giro: Italy and More Around the Web

  1. Helen March 28, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    Nice tour here. Got to see a slice of Ortigia, my favorite place in Sicily, and a whole lot more. Thanks, D

    • Domenica Marchetti March 31, 2014 at 7:29 am #

      Thanks for reading, Helen. It’s been too long since I was last in Sicily.

  2. Adri March 28, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    I love this new feature!

  3. Scott March 28, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    This is a lot of fun. Can’t wait for the next one!

  4. Rosa Mayland March 28, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    Great links and fun post, thanks.



  5. greenholidayitaly March 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    Thank you! Loved all the links especially the feast inspired by Michelangelo.

  6. Paola March 28, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    what a lovely idea Domenica – and thank you for including me as number 5. Un bellissima giro xx

  7. Chiara March 28, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    la Fiat 500 era una gran macchina, quanti bei ricordi, l’ideale per andare in giro !

  8. Rosetta Costantino March 28, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    Domenica, this is a great idea and thank you for sharing some great links.

  9. jamielifesafeast March 29, 2014 at 5:33 am #

    In giro… and a 500…. You bring me back to our wonderful, joyous years in Italy! Wonderful links and so much to discover! And thankssssss for linking to White <3

    • Domenica Marchetti March 31, 2014 at 7:33 am #

      Thanks Jamie. And congrats again on the Plated Stories award. Well-deserved.

  10. ciaochowlinda March 29, 2014 at 8:35 am #

    I’d happily go girovagando with you. I will start clicking subito.

  11. Frank Fariello March 29, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    Thanks for the links! Discovered some beautiful new blogs.

  12. Ivy Manning March 30, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    Thanks for the link love! I only turned on comments just now and didn’t see yours. Mille grazie!

  13. Michelle - Majella Home Cooking April 1, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    What a fun feature, Domenica! You’ve shared some excellent links, especiallyy the Michelangelo feast. I’m helping Danielle and her team in the kitchen that evening. It should be an amazing event!

    • Domenica Marchetti April 2, 2014 at 8:43 am #

      Oh that’s fantastic Michelle! Sounds like it’s going to be a great time. I look forward to hearing about it. xo

  14. Laney April 17, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    How did I miss this? This is wonderful! So many new and interesting blogs and recipes…

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