Maryann of “Finding La Dolce Vita” and myself, are hosting a delicious new food event called “Festa Italiana”.

Picture a long table set under the shade of twisting grape vines on a warm summer’s evening. One by one our friends are arriving, each one carrying their favorite Italian dish or drink. We eat and drink with happy hearts and before long, the guitars and accordions are filling the air with song. Everyone is eating, drinking, laughing, singing and dancing. As the sun sets, we are filled in every way and no one wants this evening to end.

So, come join us in a celebration of the sweet life, it’s a gathering of friends not to be missed! We are accepting your Italian dishes and drinks until March 22nd.

This is what you need to do to participate:

*Create a post featuring your favorite dish or drink. Remember to please link to both Maryann and I so others can participate. You are welcome to use our Festa Italiana graphic.

*Send an email to me (prouditaliancook@hotmail.com) or Maryann at ( msgfarm@gmail.com) by March 22nd. Please put the words “Festa Italiana” in the subject line.

*Tell us your name, your blog’s name, your blog’s url, the name of the dish, and a permalink to the post where your dish appears. Photo’s must be no bigger than 350 pixels wide. Height does not matter.

*All are welcome, but we ask that your email be in English, please.
* Only one entry please*

Maryann and I will be hosting a roundup shortly after March 22nd.

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  1. Sounds like a lot of fun 😀

  2. Maria, I’ll bring the Dino Martin albums.

  3. Beauty italian party! Marie, is nice xxGloria

  4. Val, I’m sure it will be, hope you’re bringing a dish!

    Peter, Good idea, we love Dino!!

    Thank you Gloria, Hope you’ll be bringing your special dish!

  5. Like I told Maryann, I’m out of my league with you two,but I’m game . Will be fun.

  6. I am all about this one…count me in! Beaucoup amusé!

  7. Sounds fun! I’d love to join in!

  8. Glamah,You are not out of your league at all! Can’t wait to see what you’ll bring!!

    Chris, I knew you would be, so glad you could make it!

    Jenny, I know you have a lot of good recipes up your sleave’ looking forward to your dish!

  9. Sounds like a party not to miss, especially those Dean Martin tunes….! Volare….oh oh oh oh..

  10. Oh I’m so excited!!!!!

  11. Marla, We’re so glad you feel that way! Can’t wait to see what you bring!

    Meghan, Oh Good!! We’re excited to see what you’re bringing!!

  12. Sounds like fun!

  13. I’m in!

  14. This is like a holiday!! Can’t wait to be a part of this Italian celebration. 🙂


  15. Good Kevin! Can’t wait to see what your bringing!

    Lori Lynn, Oh Good! Yay!!

    Laurie, I’m so happy you could make it!

  16. Count me in! This will be tricky since I have mainly been using your recipes…. I’ll have to come up with something to impress!

    xoxox Amy

  17. Yay Amy! I’m so glad your in! I know you’ll come up with something great!

  18. You know I’m in! In fact Simona of Briciole told me about your event, and we have a plan. 😉

  19. Lisa, I can only imagine what you two will come up with! Can’t wait!!

  20. This does sound like fun. Would love to be part of it…conrtas on your 15 mns of fame. The spreadout looked too good to be true!!

  21. This does sound like fun. Would love to be part of it…conrtas on your 15 mns of fame. The spreadout looked too good to be true!!

  22. Passionate baker, So glad your coming, can’t wait to see what your bringing! Thanks for the comment too!

  23. parteee!! i’ve submitted mine, go guys, go go go! enjoy 🙂

  24. Hi maria! I have the perfect dish and I just emailed it to you! sounds like a fun event!

    btw, I’m hosting WBB-Balanced Breakfasts event this month on my blog and it’d be great if you could participate too!:)

  25. I’ll bring dessert!
    I’ve never even been here before, so I am kind of crashing the party. This sounds like fun~

  26. Anonymous says:

    Great blog, Marie: I have finally found time to get back to some of your great recipes! I see the blog is getting bigger and bigger. Can you give your recipe for Easter calzone? Thanks

  27. Anonymous says:

    the last comment was from Jim Centanni

  28. OK – I made my dishes….. Of course, I’m just now reading the fine print where you ask us just to enter one dish….oops. I had a lot of fun making the middle of March special with some vino Italiano & some dishes outside my normal repertoire of meals. Thank you, deary, for the excuse.

    xoxox Amy

  29. I have emailed you my entry. Hope you got it:) Thanks for hosting this event!

  30. Hello 🙂 I have emailed you my entry (Vanilla Panna Cotta) after I received your email, thanks for writing to me:)

  31. My entry is on its way, thanks to the both of you, I’m attempting Italian Easter bread tomorrow!

  32. Hello:

    ‘I’m Tartasacher. My blog is Mil postres, the URL is http://www.milpostres.blogspot.com and my participation in the event is

    TIRAMISÚ: http://milpostres.blogspot.com/2008/02/tiramis-un-italiano-muy-dulce-que-tiene.html

    Best regards

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