Hello and welcome! We are a half-Californian (Jamie) and half-Italian (Michele) couple living in Manhattan. Our main motivation for starting this blog was to gather and record special and traditional recipes from Michele’s family while adding our own food-related discoveries and creations (from California, Italy, and beyond).  Michele’s mother (Nonna) cooks amazing dishes from recipes that have been in the family for generations.  Our hope is to pass these traditions down to our daughter (LB) and other family members who are interested.