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I always joke that I am actually an Italian trapped in a Filipino body because of my big love for pasta. I can eat spaghetti everyday, and I will never get tired of it.  

When I have a bad day, my dear husband will just make me a bowl of pasta and everything will be A-O...

eat of the day:

A trip to Toscana is never complete without having THE Bistecca Fiorentina.

And we usually go to Firenze for a feast.

There is a hole in the wall where E's dad used to bring him when he was a kid.

And it is just beautiful to continue this tradition even 3...

One good habit that I've picked up since moving to Europe is to appreciate fresh produce more.

This is a far cry from how I was - especially with my crazy work schedule, my diet was mostly about preserved and junk food. Thus, when my mom visited, she was shocked to see...

For someone who loves bread, I've always wanted to bake something on my own. From scratch.

On the other hand, E thinks baking is boring because one needs to follow a recipe precisely - how much flour is needed, how long to knead and bake. Unlike in cooking, one can't re...

Being married to an Italian, the pressure to cook is there.

But with how strict and particular they can be - Spaghetti versus Pappardelle? Pecorino versus Parmigiano-Reggiano? Guanciale versus Pancetta? It can drive one nuts.

So most of the time, I leave it with E to do...

eat of the day:

Popo is what the Singaporeans call their grandmothers (in Mandarin).
So one can already expect what PÒ serves - classic dishes that these Popo's lovingly prepare for their families all these years.

When I visited my second home last May, I was craving for...

Capri was everything I imagined it to be.

Although I was only there for the day, not a lot of time I know, but it was enough for me to have a "preview" of the island.

An hour or so boat ride from the Amalfi, and part of the Campania region, it is a popular destination si...

The Costiera Amalfitana was something out of a dream.

And I had to pinch myself many times to breathe in the reality that I was finally in one of my must-do destinations.

The place inspired me, aroused my senses and just simply took my breath away.
Everything was a deli...

You can take the girl out of Asia but you can't take the Asian out of her.

That is basically the story of my life now in Europe.

A couple of times a week, I need to have my Asian fix.

And one of the fastest and easiest ways is to whip up these fresh spring rolls.

I love i...

It has been a year since E and I took the plunge.

And I officially became Mrs. Ferri.

How to celebrate it was a no-brainer - we just wanted to travel together.

And after zoning in on Italy, we finally decided on Puglia and the Amalfi (check out the next post). 

But fiv...

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