Bringing Italy to California 

Hello everyone, 
Its been such a long time since I’ve had the time to sit down and write. 

So much has changed in the past nine months..with only a few days left of 2016, I figured I should let you all in on my new adventure and my new life. 
Nine months ago, I left my beloved Treviso and moved to Northern California. I was afraid to tell my friends that more than likely I wouldn’t be back to Treviso and if I would find myself back in that quaint city it would only be for a visit and not a  forever. Afraid that I’d lose followers and friends that I’ve made in the past six years that I’ve had my blog, Inspired in Italy. Afraid to jump. Afraid to risk it all. 

It is true that once you live in Foreign country for a long time and then go back to your native country you can be highly depressed and lost. I’ve experienced both. Lack of inspiration; how could I write about being inspired when I wasn’t inspired by anything… so I took a break from writing and from Inspired in Italy. 

Fast forward nine months, I’m back and have so many great things to tell you all about. I’ve found a way to bring Italy to California. Authenticity is a BIG word that most Italian places, coffee shops, restaurants in California LACK. 

People here think that the staple of “Italian” is spaghetti and meatballs or fettuccine alfredo, when actually if you’ll someday go to Italy, you’ll never find those two items on any menu. Its a lie. Its not “Italian” its more American. 

The Italian culture is lost here. I’ve found that there are many Italians who’ve migrated to California but as life goes on , year after year people change their views or once you’ve been in a different country for so long you somewhat morph into that culture. It happened to myself while in Italy. I feel more Italian than American, culture wise for sure. 

Ok ok, long story short. I’ve opened a local business here “bringing Italy to California” I’ll continue to write about being inspired in Italy as that’s where my mentality is anyhow. 

I’ve also opened an Authentic Italian catering company with my husband Chef Marco. We hope to inspire and teach people of all ages what the Italian culture and food authentically is. 

I’ll definitely be back to Treviso to visit in 2017. 

“Inspired in Italy, Homemade in California”
Emily Pozzobon 

Tisana limone e zenzero

Deborah says “This drink helps me digest and sleep better at night”

In the evening, throughout Veneto, if not Italy it’s usual to have a liquor to help you digest after dinner.. Either with un caffe or alone. In Veneto, it’s normal to have grappa, amaro or an herb infused liquor that is usually made at home. Quite potent, if you ask me.

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”What is better than a slice of homemade Pear cake on a cold and rainy Monday in Treviso?”

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Grilled Eggplant with Mozzarella and Turkey Sausage

Last night, I arrived home late, and was hungry… I needed to whip something up quick, yet healthy and light.
I searched through my refrigerator and found Eggplant, Mozzarella and Turkey sausage.
And 15 minutes later….

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Mura di Treviso

Walking along the “Mura” is one of my favorite things to do in Treviso.

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Castello San Salvatore

After all those sweet recipes that I have shared with all of you; I wanted to share one of my favorite places to burn all those calories off.. and that is in Susegana, a small picturesque city in the province of Treviso.

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3 of a kind 

It isn’t everyday you see three of a kind..

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Biscotti alla panna

Cookies with cream or Biscotti all panna is a great cookie to have as a breakfast or for an afternoon snack and preferably not when you are on a diet.. ahaha.. They go well with coffee, milk or tea.

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Point Being Giveaway

So, I was in on a major musical project and I co wrote a song called ”Waiting for Miracles” and a couple of the other songs on the album were written while visiting Venice.

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Torta sette vasetti

I wanted to share with you all a traditional Italian cake recipe. No measuring cups or teaspoons are required and it is quite normal that the Italians don’t  use an electrical mixer and everything is ”un po” and ”quanto basta”

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