My Irish Friend Is Going To Italy

My Irish friend Don is going to Italy for the first time in a couple of weeks. He doesn't have time to learn Italian and asked me for advice. He thought that a crash Italian language course would be too overwhelming in such a short, busy time before the trip. I smiled because it's not the first time that I have heard that concern. I suggested to visit, "Audible eBook" page, scroll down the series of audible Italian language eBooks, "Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi's Trip to Italy" and download them on any of the three platforms listed there. offers both text and audio editions;, text edition only and, audio edition only.

Lo Spezzatino d'Agnello "Lamb Stew"

Although "la carne d'agnello" (lamb meat) is a traditional Italian Easter dish, it is an ancient, biblical delicacy also part of the Greek and Hebrew's culture and cuisine. The exquisite, tender meat, which is lean and has low, zero fat, is mostly flavored with rosemary, lemon, garlic, sea salt, pepper and white wine and let to rest (refrigerated) for a few hours before choosing a cooking method--stew, on the grill or in the oven. Below is the "spezzatino d'agnello" (lamb stew), that I normally make on the gas stove by sautéing garlic, onion, red potatoes, carrots and celery in that order; then, I add prosciutto di Parma, lamb meat cut in cubes (1/2 inch), a little white wine (always Itali

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