Eat well is the literal English equivalent of ‘Mangia bene’. A looser equivalent is ‘Have a good meal’ or ‘Enjoy your food’. In the word by word translation, the imperative ‘mangia’ means ‘[you] eat’. The adverb ‘bene’ means ‘well’.

I love this – its my new saying!

I just hosted a party featuring samplings of Italian dishes.  On the list was, of course, pizza.  (Even though pizza did not actually orginate in Italy!)  The pizza I served was a Scillian with ……

Salad, with Italian dressing!

And, to top it all off, we had Spumante for dessert.

I will be traveling it Italy in less than one month.  Already can’t wait to get back, try some new dishes at home, and bring those to you!