my mother in 1954
my mother in 1954

From you I have learned that good food is when a dish cannot be perfected any further.  That clean is really clean and so must be also where you don’t look.  That small step by small step many dreams will become true.
My little mama. There is never enough time to say goodbye.
Da te ho imparato che una pietanza e’ buona quando non si puo’ migliorare ancora.  Che pulito e’ pulito per davvero, anche dove non ci guardi. Che con pazienza e un poco alla volta i sogni si possono realizzare.
La mia piccola mamma. Non c’é mai abbastanza tempo per dirsi addio.


  1. Cara Letizia, la perdita della mamma e’ sempre un dolore fortissimo. Sono spiacente e ti porgo le mie sentite condoglianze.

  2. With deepest sympathy, Letizia. It’s a beautiful tribute to your mom. You look so much like her.

  3. Dear Letizia, I am so very sorry for your loss.
    This is a beautiful tribute to your mama. She was really lovely and I see you in her face.

  4. Cara Letizia, Tua Mamma sara` sempre con te. La sua ispirazione sara`la tua guida gentile. Le mie condoglienze profonde.

  5. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother – she was beautiful and I’m sure her spirit will live on through you. This is a wonderful tribute to her from you. There is something special about moms, no? menehune

  6. Letizia,
    I am looking at your website and recipes as I anticipate another visit (stayed with you summer of 2005) to Umbria in March. I’m very sorry to hear that you lost your mother. Your comment of “never enough time to say good-bye” brought a tear to my eye because I too know that is so true. Your memories are precious and your mother will live on in you.
    I look forward to staying with you in the spring and will be in contact with the dates.

    • Hi Susan, thank you for your kind words. I still cannot believe she has left us but life must go on.
      I am looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully to meet you again next year. Ciao e grazie

  7. Ahh Letizia,
    I am savoring your wonderful blog for the first time as I wait for the arrival of a child to a laboring mother. I am sorry to learn about the loss of your mother on the other side of life’s cycle.
    Thank you for sharing your tribute and beautiful photos. Clearly your gifts are the fruit of one well loved.
    Look forward to meeting again.Clara (from Maine)

  8. Oh my. Letizia, what beautiful words. They roll of the tongue with a grace that tells you that the translation will be just as lovely. What a wonderful picture of two beautiful women. I am sorry that you lost her to GOD, but I think much of her lives on in you. Somehow I can see her in you.
    Ciao amico mio

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