Sharing some happiness!
I recently post my new article "GETTING THE ITALIAN AT HOME" and shared it with some of my friends for comments and recommendations. For my surprise, I've been receiving really good comments, which increase my motivation to continue this path.
I still shy on sharing my progress as I consider myself a newbie as I still have a lot to learn. This is my post No 7 and I'm feeling happy, so I decided to share my happiness and some highlights of the article with you guys, since part of my inspiration comes from this lovely community .
- Set the tone with a coffee. Start the morning with a milky coffee. Look at this cute video on how to make a perfect Italian cappuccino.
- Increase the vibe by listening to Italian Singers. I love to listen to Italian singers in the morning because it increases my energy and make me feel ready to confront my “to do” list of the day. My favorite Italian singer is Andrea Bocelli because besides of his spectacular voice, he is a great human being. Whether you like to listen to opera or modern Italian music, here some suggestions of Italian singers:
- Go for a Virtual Walking Tour to Pompeii. You can take the360-Virtual Walking Tour of Pompeii from ProWalk Tours from the comfort of your house. In addition, you can also see an exclusive virtual tour of the New Excavations of Pompeii.
- Carbonara or Arabbiata? It’s about lunchtime, what about preparing an easy and quick Italian pasta recipe? If you like spicy tomato sauce, you can follow the ‘Easy Pasta Arabbiatta Recipe’, or if you like bacon and eggs, you can follow the “True Italian Carbonara Recipe”.
- Love Italian movies? Or movies filmed in Italy? Who doesn’t like to watch movies or TV series? Most everybody, I guess. I’m sure people have seen American movies shot in Italy like “Under the Tuscan Sun” or “Letters to Juliet” among my favorites. But have you seen Italian movies like “La Dolce Vita”, or “IL Postino”? I’m going to suggest a list of movies that will inspire you to dream of Italy. You can find them here.
- Learn some Italian words. For basic Italian lessons, you can check “The Italian Experiment” website or subscribe to Duolingo which offers “Learn Italian in just 5 minutes a day” for free.
- Prepare dinner while taking an Italian cooking class. My suggestion for dinner is the Focaccia Barese from Elizabeth Minchilli. She is one of my favorite bloggers about Italian food because she shares her passion for Italian food, with recipes and stories of meals and restaurants. She also has a series of videos through her Instagram account@eminchilli.
Another option is to follow the Italian Chef Massimo Bottura@massimobottura and pick one of his amazing videos to prepare a quick meal or a dessert. Massimo Bottura is an Italian restaurateur and the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant based in Modena, Italy, which has been listed in the top 5 at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards since 2010 and received top ratings from ESPRESSO, Gambero Rosso and the Touring Club guides. (Source: Wikipedia).
- Close the day with a good Italian Wine. Italian wines. I love them all! My preference is vino rosso (red wine). If you are not familiar with Italian red wines, here is a good list for beginners. If you enjoy the white wine as well, the most common Italian white wine is the Pinot Grigio, so you can also check these recommendations.
I hope you had enjoyed your Italian day as much as I did.
Arrivederci e Buona Fortuna.