June Book Signings and Events

While I’ve been in Italy, the team at Di Bruno Bros. has been hard at work getting our new book, The Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese,¬†into the hands of hot celebs, like this kooky monkey (a.k.a. Mike Geno). Below, you’ll find a list of upcoming signings, tastings, classes, and demos. I look forward to […]

Images From An Italian Food Tour

Oh, loved ones, it’s been too long! I left for Italy on May 2 with every intention of writing posts along the way — I took my camera, my ipad. But, oh…then I got lost in cheese. In Venice, there was buffalo mozzarella to eat, sliced, with fresh produce from the Rialto Market. In Verona, […]

A Window in Venice

Just a quick hello from Venice. Here is my window onto the Grand Canal, a view that affords Madame Fromage a glimpse of gondolas, water taxis, and river rats (small transport boats, not creatures with tails). And so cheese comes into Venice. Here, trash is picked up daily. A single grocery store serves the islands’ […]

I took a little cheese retreat

I have a thing for hermitages. They’re where hermits live. Just outside of Philadelphia, there is a retreat center called Clare House with five hermitages in the woods around¬†Aston, Pennsylvania. I went there earlier this spring to write and to spend a few quiet evenings sans gmail. I needed a g-break. I felt Twitter-sick and […]

When Italy Calls

I know, I know, the timing is terrible. Here it is just days before the book drops, and I am packing my cheese valise to spend three weeks in Italy. Last fall when I agreed to lead a food tour across northern Italy for Saint Joseph’s University students (yes, Madame works!), I didn’t really think […]