Taste and Learn Series




Drop By Drop


Pamela Marasco


The Making, Tasting and Traditions  of Balsamic Vinegar 


In the pantheon of Italian food products one type of vinegar stands out above the rest, Aceto Balsamico from the regions of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy. Learn about tastings, traditions, artisan production, the best way to recognize and use a true balsamic vinegar and the author's personal visit and tasting at a balsamic acetaia in Emilia Romagna.


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Udderly Italian


Pamela Marasco


A Culinary and Cultural Taste of Italy's Most Famous Cheeses 


The breath and depth of Italian cheese is far more extensive than the grated mounds of cheese that shower down on pasta or cover our favorite pizza. Used as an ingredient, garnish, topping or simply enjoyed on its own, Italians love their cheese and so do millions of people around the world.



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Seeing and Savoring Italy

Pamela Marasco


A Taste and Travel Journey through Northern Italy, Tuscany and Umbria

The character, history and personal stories of of the author's culinary road trips through Northern Italy, Tuscany and Umbria traveling with her Italian family and friends that results in a unique travel experience way beyond a "show and tell" tour. 

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Pasta for a Princess

Pamela Marasco


A Culinary Fantasy

First in a series of children's books about the culinary and cultural history of regional Italian food about one of Italy's most beloved pasta, tagliatelle born from a tradition of pasta making that begins with a myth and a legend and a Renaissance princess named Lucrezia.

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Pam Marasco

Reviews and Readers Comments

"Readers take note if you’re planning a trip to Italy and want to dig in to the finest culinary experience there is to offer, be sure to consult Marasco first" Unique Homes Magazine

"While there are plenty of books that tell you what to see, where to stay and where to eat this book explains the specialties a visitor will find in Italy.It tells you what to expect in a restaurant and gives the Italian names for items on the menu. It's the first "travel book" I've looked at that made me excited about our upcoming trip" Barnes and Anonymous 


"Pamela Marasco demonstrates her love for all of her acquired Italian heritage in her self- published family treasury, Seeing and Savoring Italy. This will be read by her family and others for generations. She married into an Italian American family and grew close to her husband’s grandmother. Through the years this granddaughter-in-law sought to capture and recreate memories and heritage through food customs.  From olive oil, to cheese, to wine, to chocolate, Pamela is to be commended for trying to get it all into one book. Recipes are interwoven through the chapters as she visits Tenuta di Capezzana, Avignonesi, and other places dear to us at Olio2go. Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Olives all’ascolano, and risotto, fill the pages between Sagra (festivals), wine, mostarde, and tartufi (truffles). Well-researched and endearingly written. Olio2go.

"Pam Marasco, Northern Italy travel expert and food critic, has published a book on traveling and tasting off the beaten path in Tuscany and Umbria. Complete with authentic recipes, interesting places to visit and stories of quaint customs and celebrations, she brings to this book the travel and eating adventure which has distinguished her writing on her web sites". William Forgey, MD, Author Wilderness Medicine

"What I can say is that you speak about our cooking and our traditions not like the writers of the big part of american book that I've seen but like an italian: you wrote about what you've seen really and you didn't invented nothing. For me it's a good thing. I would like to show you other nice things. I'll wait you! Ciao!"  Luigi C., Umbrian Olive Oil Producer  

"You are doing a very important job" Ugo Contini Bonacossi, Tenuta di Capezzana, Carmignano


"Buon Giorno, Pam, I just thought you would get a kick out of my son's e-mail, received this morning from Florence, on the way to Venice. I was so pleased they accepted your recommendation about the restaurant in Ferrara. I can't wait to see their videos and photos when we get together on Oct. 22. Thank you so much for the recommendation and for your book, which they enjoyed so much!"  (hi guys, just wanted to let you know we are on our way to venice today. florence was fantastic! we just stopped in ferrara and had the famous pumpkin tortelini mom's friend recommended. it was awesome. hard to believe we only have one more day left)  Georgene K.

"Marasco combines the historical and cultural traditions of Italian food with her travel anecdotes in this journey through Northern Italy, Tuscany and Umbria. She offers readers an outside-the-box tour of Italy " MMD Newswire

"At this point, she may have olive oil in her veins, her love of Italian cuisine runs so deep" Shore Magazine


"Travel guide reveals hidden treasures of Northern Italy" Nations Restaurant News


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