Food for thought … and thoughtful food.

Simple food, any food, so long as it is good and made with love (angry food upsets the workings of digestion).

I am one of those who live to eat and consider it a prime pleasure of life, together with fun and all kinds of frolicking … it is my way of celebrating ties of friendship and love, my way of being grateful to life.

He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:15


I am in the process of setting up a website called “Frascati Food Embassy”.  I am Jo (Josephine) Wennerholm and have been acting as ‘ambassadress’ to Frascati and other beautiful hill towns of the Castelli Romani area since 1992, when circumstances brought me in close contact with expats living here.  My mother is from Frascati, whose name got to be known world wide for its wine, and was one of the first in Italy to receive the DOC appellation.  It is only a short drive or train journey from Rome … a storied area around the ancient town of Tusculum that existed even before Rome did.  It is a leafy spot, replete with vineyards, hills, lakes and air that is gorgeous to breathe.  The eye can wander and wonder here as it takes in all the natural beauty showcasing traces of Roman civilization, ancient churches, and historic baroque villas.  Many who visited these parts on their Grand Tour were smitten, including Goethe, George Sand and John Singer Sargent.

We like simple food made with love, and I am here to show you the way – the Roman Castelli way.  Ample photos make my recipes very easy to follow.  And they are pretty straightforward anyway, or I would not perform them.

Would you like to come to Rome and cook?  You’ll get not only lessons in Italian home cooking but a day-long culinary experience as we source our ingredients at family-run food shops and at markets and farmers  markets.  We can even visit a wine estate.  Yes, you’ll see a princely Villa – next door to me.  And sample the best Frascati and other Castelli towns ever.  Each experience is custom designed for your pleasure and I have ideas to suit many a budget, from that of a honeymoon couple to that of  corporate brass parties.  I promise you a delightful day you will always remember, and recipes that will never let you down.  If you would like to contact me to discuss the kind of culinary experience I could design for you, please do so at pinojo@hotmail.com .

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  1. Dear Jojo, we have tasted your delicious creations made with love and look forward to tasting more! We love and miss you very much.
    Your cousins,
    Adriana And Gina Paoletti-Moller, cousins Gina Ametrano and Gina Cabrera.


    1. Thank you for your comments and, likewise, for following my blog. Unfortunately, I have not been keeping up with it as I would like, not for these past six months or so. I do love cooking so, and writing about it, but sometimes life gets so busy and the days just fly ! Still, we have much to be thankful for and live in a place that beckons one to enjoy what there is.

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