In the course of some spring cleaning, I decided: hey, how about a new blog? Really, nothing is changing in terms of content. At least, I don't think so. I was just looking at how long the Archives list had gotten over at Mr. Trump's, and it seemed like a clean new site would be nice. You can still access all of the old posts through the Older Posts link on the side of this page.
Why Fancy Italian Words? The title was inspired by something Paul accused me of in Australia and New Zealand. Specifically, that all I needed to see on a coffee menu was an unfamiliar fancy Italian word, and I would automatically need to order it. I have to add that while this was undoubtedly true, it's a rule that only applies when I'm traveling. I don't drink coffee at home at all. Weird, but true. Also, I have a general fondness for fancy Italian words. I've decided to feature a new one each week on the blog. I have to warn you that about 90% of them will be food-related, because most of the Italian words kicking around my brain have come from menus or cookbooks.