Tag Archives: Learning Italian

Fish Market Catania, Sicily

The first thing I noticed when I woke up this morning was a soft glow reflecting on the window shutters. Could it be the sun? Sunrises don’t last long, so again I jumped out of bed to check. Yes, we … Continue reading

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Cooking Under the Etna Cloud

The third morning we woke up to more rain. I’m beginning to wonder if the name of this place, House of Camellia, doesn’t mean something more. As I mentioned before, there is a beautiful old Camellia on the front porch, … Continue reading

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Babilonia Language School in Taormina, Sicily – Review

The language classes at Babilonia overall are very well done. The teachers are educated and experienced in teaching Italian as a foreign language. The classes primarily focus on communicative activities, that is, getting the students to use the language in … Continue reading

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Cooking Classes in Taormina – Day 3

For our last class we made three dishes: an eggplant involtini (slices of eggplant  rolled up around pasta), polpette all’agrodolce ( meatballs in a sweet and sour sauce) and zucchini ripieni (zucchini halves filled with a ground meat mixture). We … Continue reading

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Cooking Classes in Taormina – Day 2

Babilonia in Taormina, Sicily When I got to Donatella’s house last night, Jovanna was waiting on the steps. She didn’t want to be the first to go in. We put our stuff down and Donatella put us straight to work … Continue reading

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Cooking Classes in Taormina

Babilonia in Taormina, Sicily For each of the next three evenings I have a cooking class at the home of Donatella. Two other students and I will help her prepare dinner and then we will all eat with the family. … Continue reading

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Just Another Monday

Babilonia in Taormina, Sicily I can’t believe we are already starting another new week. Last week flew by faster than the first and Don will be here in just four days. Tomorrow I start the cooking part of the course, … Continue reading

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