Oh MAMA! AJ and I are “fluent” in Italian

This past Spring, AJ and I took our dream trip to Italy!  We  literally ate our way across Rome, Positano and Abruzzo.   Among our culinary adventures was a 7 day 7 night all inclusive culinary program with Leonardo de Flaviis at Abruzzo 1.  Leonardo has since become a wonderful friend and AJ and I daily reminisce over the hundreds of special moments, dishes and recipes we collected along our adventure.   As I convert from grams to cups in order to share on Brave Apron, I thought I would share this little gem.  AJ and I happened to be eating in a small wheat mill outside of Gamberale, Italy when THIS popped up on the big screen at the restaurant.  Talk about a THRILL to *finally* speak “fluent” Italian!

Oh mama

Italian’s really do say it best.  The above screen shot is from the moment on set when I exacerbated “Oh my God, this is the biggest moment of my life!”  In Italian, all that needed to be said was “Oh Mama!”  Less  is more, in Italian… and in cooking!


  1. Farside3102 says:

    Love it!

  2. Hi guys! One the most memorable moments on our entire trip! We had great fun together you, Aditi Dhagat and I!! I thank you so much for the compliments for http://www.Abruzzo1.com and for your friendship! What a moment that was! And the people at the Agriturismo “Il Mulino” where we had our vegetarian class with Pino, Luisa and Mirella were incredulous at what was going on! We were all there in person, while Master Chef 3 was rolling and people were looking back and forth at us and at the screen! Great Italian by the way guys, great Italian! A big hug from myself Leonardo and from the whole team at http://www.Abruzzo1.com!!! Leonardo Abruzzo

    • Leonardo! You are the best! We will have many more Abruzzo 1 posts to come. Thank you again for an amazing week. Your network in Abruzzo is remarkable! We can’t wait until our next trip…I’ll bring the food mill for our little bambino, Max:)

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