Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of Europe with her little troop of husband and two kids. She maintains Apron and Sneakers as a way to share her experiences traversing life as a mother of two in a splendid country of strong gastronomic culture and incredible ancient towns full of history.
Some classic pasta dishes we cannot let go of — like carbonara. With the toasted bits of pancetta caught between the pasta, creamy eggs combined with Parmigiano-Reggiano and pecorino cheeses, and an abundant sprinkling of black pepper... Sigh. It's a whole world of deliciousness.Read Full Story
Not everyone is crazy about beans. Even in my own house we are divided. But I found out that it always depends on how they are cooked, because if I am able to make the dish interesting with tasty ingredients, then I get everyone's attention.Read Full Story
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