I seriously sometimes think that Italy is just one big postcard. I mean, a Fiat 500 parked in front of some laundry, on a medieval alley? Is this real life?
Look, rest of the world, I don’t know how you do this whole “winter” thing. It is cold and unpleasant BUT it just started snowing in Rome and I gotta admit, that’s pretty cool. Pictures taken from inside, because I am too much of a wimp to go outside in this cold until I absolutely […]
There is a lot of street art in my neighborhood and this message isn’t new, but it is certainly timely: Concerned letters and emails from home are starting to arrive. There have been demonstrations and protests around Rome for weeks now. The metros are packed with activists coming from outside of the city to demonstrate […]
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Giulia from Juls’ Kitchen when she was in Rome for the day. Juls knows her food- I am in love with her recipes and food photography. She might not remember, but she promised to teach me how to cook Italian food if I would teach […]
Last night, my building was roped off and surrounded by very relaxed policemen. I know that most normal people would probably say something along the lines of “Excuse me, Officer. What seems to be the problem here?” But I had a delish Palestinian feast to get to so I just said “Buona sera!” And went […]
Walk down any street in Rome, and you will see pizza places advertising “Forno a legna.” Forno is stove, legna is wood, so “forno a legna,” is a special wood fire stove that is used to cook the delicious flat pizza in this part of Italy. I never thought to stop and wonder where all […]
There are plenty of things that I don’t understand about Italy. A lot of the times, my incomprehension stems from a language barrier. But some of the time, it’s a religious barrier that leaves me completely in the dark. I don’t come from a Catholic background, so there are a ton of “new” holidays that […]
I make no secret of my hate-hate relationship with the Italian post office. With Christmas coming up, I’ve been getting requests from my friends and family for my new Italian address. I always give it to them with a little note- “Don’t worry about mailing me anything! It is incredibly difficult to send and receive […]