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A Teenager's Guide to Positano, Italy | FoodieGoesHealthy.com

A Teenager’s Guide to Positano, Italy: 5 Best Things To Do

Hello! This is Foodie Goes Healthy’s daughter, Olivia, and I have decided to take over the Foodie Goes Healthy Website for a guest blog post about Positano, Italy. I can easily say that Positano is one of the best places I’ve ever been. The view there is breathtaking, and the food is delicious. Everything from the pastel-colored houses to the ceramic plates at the restaurants is beautiful. I did so many great things in Positano, and here are my top 5 must-do activities while in Positano, Italy.

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Fresh Borlotti Beans | FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Italian Crispy Beans: Soft on the Inside, Crispy on the Outside

When I travel, I enjoy visiting open air markets and love to check out the produce and spices. What’s available in the market reflects the food culture and traditions of the country. I also like to get a feeling for the people as they go about their daily shopping. When I was in Italy in the summer time, I became intrigued by these fresh borlotti beans. They were so colorful, and I’d never seen fresh beans in their pod before. When I took a cooking class in Italy, the teacher Alessandra was so kind and incorporated the fresh beans into the menu for me.

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Homestyle, Crispy Potatoes from Rural Italy | FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Homestyle Crispy Potatoes Recipe from Cerasa Farm in Italy

Gemma’s potatoes are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. It’s a simple recipe that satisfies my need for crunchy foods. With potatoes this good, who needs deep fried foods? I make similar potatoes, but Gemma’s are a notch better because they are crispier.

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Salice Blu restaurant in Bellagio, Italy

Replicating Salice Blu’s Pasta Bolognese: A Kitchen Confessional

As I set out on my Italian vacation with my family, I hoped to return with recipes to share and enjoy back home. The first set of recipes I obtained came from Chef Luigi Gandola of Salice Blu Ristorante in Bellagio, Italy. I was excited to buy Luigi’s autographed cookbook filled with his best recipes. As I held his book, I felt like I “hit the jackpot” of Italian family recipes. I couldn’t wait to get home and get cooking.

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Italian cooking class recipes

Chicken With Lemon, Olives, & Herbs– from my cooking class in Italy

Taking a cooking class was a highlight of my Tuscan adventure. Cooking in Italy has been on my bucket list for a long time, so I was excited when the scheduled day finally arrived. The class took place at Al Benefizio, the farm where we were staying.

Alessandra, our teacher, walked in so full of energy, warm smiles, and an ease in the kitchen. She is a lawyer by day, but cooking is her passion and it shows. I connected with her knowing that she is a career woman and a mom with a contagious love of cooking.

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Biscotti recipe

Bake Like An Italian Grandmother: Italian Cookies With Chocolate Chips

My kids and I fell in love with Michela’s “biscotti con gocce di cioccolato”– little round cookies with a crumbly texture speckled with bittersweet mini chocolate chips. These biscotti were not the hard, long cookies found at American coffee houses. This cookie recipe comes from Michela’s grandmother, and Michela was generous enough to give the recipe to me. She quickly scribbled a few simple ingredients in Italian on to the back of her business card.

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