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Farmers markets & summer cooking! Plus, are YOU an Italian citizen? -Tasty Tidbits E-zine, Issue #10
June 14, 2011
In this Issue...
In Italy these type of open markets are a dime a dozen. You will see them set up in piazzas, on sidewalks and in parking lots. One of the most famous open markets has got to be the one hosted in Campo dei Fiori in Rome every single day. There you will find fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, spices, fish and even flowers.
Last weekend I visited a farmer's market near my home and found a tempting display, to say the least. I walked away with two heads of red leaf lettuce, still wet with morning dew, a pound of fresh, organic mozzarella cheese and a homemade ginger salad dressing that a free sample enticed me to buy. I couldn't wait to use them all!
Latest site additions
This week I have added a fresh mozzarella and tomato margarita pizza recipe .
if you're looking for an easy homemade pizza recipe that is just delicious and healthy, this is it! Plus you can use your farmer's market finds to create it! Buonissimo!
Italy in the News
Vogue Italia is creating quite the buzz with the release of this months cover photo, showing plus sized models and touting the phrase Belle Vere meaning, true (or real) beauties. I, for one, would like to say: It's about time! Read the story here.
Also making a buzz, the claim that the Turin Shroud is actually an early 14th century piece of Renaissance art. Read about one art historian's discovery and what it means here.
Are you an Italian citizen? You could be!
Sometime ago, when I was researching how difficult it might be to become a citizen of Italy, I found some interesting information. It turns out that if you have Italian ancestry that immigrated to your home country to start a new life - you just may still have the ties that would make you eligible for citizenship!
It's called Jure Sanguis, which means through the bloodline or through ancestry. If your parent, grandparent or great-grandparent came to America (or Australia, UK, etc) and had children before they became a naturalized citizen, the child born had a right to the citizenship of their mother country. How cool is that?
So, what does this mean, you might ask? Well it means that I will be delving into the world of Jure sanguis and trying my hardest to get myself an Italian passport, that's what! And you can, too!
Here is a useful website to determine if you are eligible to become an Italian citizen and the documents you need to get the process started.
Take the journey with me, I can't wait to see what happens!
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