Ciao Amici,

My name is Ellen Shick, and I want to welcome you to An Italian Dish. Thank you for being part of this adventure.



Some of the things I love about Italy: warm gnocchi, chocolate gelato, train rides through sunflower fields, bridges over rivers, grilled artichokes, outdoor markets, and eating an entire pizza for lunch. I even love my attempts at carrying on a conversation in Italian.

In Italy there is a reverence for sacred ingredients and pride in the preparation of each dish. I love the fact that names of cheeses are protected by law. I am interested in the use of local food and humane farming practices. I guess that is the California girl in me.

I long to share information, stories and recipes with you, my faithful readers, so together, we will become drenched in the slow, Italian life.  I will be posting to An Italian Dish during my travels. Stay tuned!

p.s. I love feedback and recipe suggestions, so please feel free to leave a comment!