Food Stories

While I surely love food, cooking and baking, I also like telling stories. In this section, you can find a collection of #foodstories that I wrote over the years since that Fat Tuesday in Sweden, when I decided to start a foodblog to tell my culinary adventures as an Erasmus exchange student. And later on, of my life as an expat.

Achievement unlocked: I am a proud apartment owner!

After lots of searching, viewings and bidding, I finally made it: I’ve become a proud apartment owner! It was quite a long adventure with this crazy housing market, but it feels great to have reached this very big achievement.Now I will be busy with some small renovations (which include a brand new kitchen!), but I…

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Zesde Verjaardag in nederland: YOU TURN 30 IN LOCKDOWN again

I’ve decided about this already some months ago. Until I wont’t be able to properly celebrate this big milestone bday in a proper way, I won’t turn older. Today, we are more or less in the same situation of one year ago. It feels like one year has passed but we are not moving forward…

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Mimosa MUFFINS and 7th blog-anniversary

Some people say it’s wool, others it’s copper. Well, yesterday was the 7th anniversary of Aroma Di Cannella. Wow, I am getting old. Over the years I have always tried to make a little celebration around this day by either baking or cooking something special to share with the readers. It’s funny because every year…

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Another Fat Tuesday in Tulipland

And the big day has finally arrived. After surviving one year of COVID-19 pandemic, we have got to enjoy another Fat Tuesday. For those of you following me over the years, Fat Tuesday (which is today) is a special day in the history of Aroma di Cannella and, well before that, in my family traditions.…

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Xmas Time in lockdown

This 2020 will be an year to remember. It’s the same story as my latest posts back in the spring, when I celebrated my 30th bday during the first lockdown or I challenged myself to try one recipe per day. Now, it’s the second COVID-19 wave, so we are again into lockdown for the Xmas…

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“Il pacco da giù” and the two doves

Life as an Italian expat living in Northern Europe ain’t always easy. Especially when you miss food from back home, like during festivities. “Il pacco da giù” is a typical expression we Italians living abroad use to call the package (pacco) of food we receive from our family (or send to ourselves). “Da giù” literally…

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Vijfde verjaardag in Nederland: You turn 30 in lockdown only once

You turn 30 in COVID-19 lockdown only once. But this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do something special. Yesterday, I received so much love, support and wishes from so many people today like never before. I’m so grateful! Of course, I will throw a massive party once this is all over. So stay tuned.…

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#onerecipeperday: A post from the lockdown

Another year has almost passed after my last post. I know, I am getting worse and worse as I become older. I missed Fat Tuesday. I missed Aroma Di Cannella‘s 6th (!!!) foodversary. And here I am again, trying to come up with some excuses. Yes, I am going to say (as my older readers…

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Vierde verjaardag in Nederland

I know, I know. Some readers might wonder about my third birthday in The Netherlands before the vierde (fourth) one of this post. Last year, I also celebrated my bday in the tulipland but, as I mentioned in my last post, I took a year off from the foodblogging world due to a very busy time in my…

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