In this day and age where we don’t flinch to pay upwards of $5 for a cappuccino at Starbucks, it’s nice to know that this iconic drink is still quite affordable in its birth country. It was our daily ritual during our stay in Italy – as it is for many Italians – . . . → Read More: The price of cappuccinos in Italy
My best friend is tremendously difficult to shop for. She has impeccable taste, and is well-traveled … so why is she also the funnest person to shop for? . . . → Read More: My best friend: the hardest but funnest person to shop for
Everybody pretended to have forgotten about my birthday, but it was to surprise me with some gelato. The surprise, and finding artisanal gelato allo zabaglione begs the question: “when is my birthday again?” . . . → Read More: Un Gelato al Bacio e allo Zabaglione for My Birthday
Last night I was watching a Japanese TV program showcasing a wildly popular item sold at a convenience store chain in Japan. It’s a cafe-style roll cake: a ring of fluffy, moist sponge cake loaded with real whipped cream.
Now, let me take a step back and explain the concept of the konbini, . . . → Read More: Japanese convenience store dessert: mass-made can be handmade
the value of quality handmade products comes from attention to details and years of honing a skill. You have to know quality to be able to judge quality. . . . → Read More: One-of-a-kind Cappuccino
We get most of our orders online, and it is rare that I get to interact directly with a customer. But on Monday morning, while the rush to prepare orders was at its peak, I got to step up and help a customer with an exchange.
What a treat it was for me that . . . → Read More: One customer at a time