Sister Act: From Australia to Italy
Twin sisters Lisa and Toni Brancatisano grew up in Australia with an Italian father who immigrated from Calabria, and an Australian-British mother. Now, they both live in Italy and have made careers out of their creative pursuits. Both give tours, and Lisa paints watercolor prints, including the Florence Duomo at Christmas, which is the cover of this issue and can be ordered here. Toni has found success cooking and decorating cakes, as well as leading food tours in Rome.
Christmas Recipes From Our Family to Yours
Toni Brancatisano, an award-winning chef who competed on and won an Italian cooking TV show, shares two Italian recipes in this issue: tortellini in brodo and faraona (guinea fowl with chestnut stuffing). These classic comfort food recipes are a great addition to an Italian Christmas table.
Save Venice: 50 Years of Art Conservation
Conservation organization Save Venice has spent 50 years restoring art and architecture in Venice, and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year by focusing on women artists in Venetian history. In this article, we interview the experts behind Save Venice on how to get involved in the organization, what the art conservation process involves and where you can see restored art in Venice.