As a chef, I feel that it is my duty to make the most of what the earth gives us.
Eating well, being around the table with the family or friends or relatives — it doesn't get any better.
It's in the nature of Italians to live life with a positive tone and to celebrate the invitations that come along in life. Italian food is so conducive to all of that.
Traditions are our roots and a profile of who we are as individuals and who we are as a family. They are our roots, which give us stability and a sense of belonging — they ground us.
Make gifts meaningful by putting the time in creating them, whether baking and cooking, or in making arts and craft. It will all have more meaning for the giver and receiver.
Holidays — any holiday — are such a great opportunity to focus on bringing the family together.