Market Day! What’s Fresh This Week at Rialto Mercato (Week of June 6 2015)

Maya Stonecastle | June 6, 2015 | Market Day

The Rialto Mercato is in full Summer swing! Of course, there is an abundance of tomatoes, including these beauties! The tomatoes are so sweet right now, we ate one like an apple walking home from the market! While it’s almost a shame

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Happy Birthday, Nutella!

Maya Stonecastle | April 20, 2015 | Uncategorized

On Aoril 20, 1964, the very first jar of Nutella rolled off the production line in the Ferrero factory, located in Alba, a town in the Piedmont Region. The creation of Nutella was one of those “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”

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It’s starting to sink in

Adam Stonecastle | April 12, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

133 days today.  That’s how long it’s been since we arrived to start our new life in Venice, Italy together. Everyday, we walk the streets of this amazing city, getting to know the different neighborhoods, exploring new shops, markets, and restaurants, all

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Saint Anthony Blesses Me Again!

Maya Stonecastle | April 6, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

As readers of this blog know, I have a special affinity for Saint Anthony.  He has blessed me in so many ways, and I’m not even Catholic!  I don’t care, and I don’t think Saint Anthony does either, because I feel his

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One Day in the Life of Venice Bites

Maya Stonecastle | March 29, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

It always starts out innocently enough. We go for a walk in a new part of town, sightseeing along the way.  We come across views that are so beautiful, either in their simplicity or majesty.  In this case, we happen upon a

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We’ve Been Busy — But It Doesn’t Feel Like Work!

Maya Stonecastle | March 22, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

Of course, when one is eating this good and living in a city as exotic and beautiful as Venice, well… life’s not too hard. Our week looked like this: We ate out A LOT.  It’s kind of compulsory, being food tour guides.

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Up and running!

Adam Stonecastle | March 15, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

Why is it that when the times are difficult, monotonous, or uncomfortable, the day seems to progress like a snail covered in molasses in January… in Alaska?  Yet, when the tides turn and you’re riding that gorgeous wave of fun, sun, and

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Excuses, Excuses…

Adam Stonecastle | February 12, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

“The computer broke. We lost internet for three months. All of our computer stuff was packed in a box we couldn’t find. We got terribly sick.” Oh, and of course, the ever popular, “We were super busy.” Hello, everyone. I bet by

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Thank You.

Maya Stonecastle | February 11, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

I’m not Catholic, but I am a church junkie. I love wandering the hallowed spaces built by generations of men, hundreds of years ago, sometimes dying for their art or trade. I am humbled by these spaces — they are so grand,

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Why So Serious?

Adam Stonecastle | September 5, 2014 | Venice Bites Updates

We are moving to Venice, Italy. It is one of the most beautiful, romantic and culturally rich places in the world. By most people’s standards, it is considered a “once in a lifetime”, or “bucket list” destination, and we will soon call

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