One of my favorite books of 2015 was Alex Johnson’s "Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Libraries." This gem includes an entire chapter on libraries brought to you, literally, by animals, including a book-delivering camel. (continue reading)Continue reading
I have been assured by my Aunt Theresa that it is not just family lore that her father (my grandfather) Tomaso Di Camillo (continue reading)Continue reading
Getting involved in baking might, at first, seem like an odd transition from someone trained as an opera singer who spent five years as a voice professor at a small university renown for Musical Theatre. (continue reading)Continue reading
Though my grandparents were one in everything they
First row: Frank & Tom DiCamillo 1942, Tom & Betty DiCamillo 1935, Second row: David & Frank Di Camillo 1943, Nick DiCamillo with Judy & Jimmy 1945, Third row: DiCamillo brothers & Father 1998
Father's Day in Italy is celebrated on St Joseph's Day, March 18, not on June 16 as we do here in the U.S. I always enjoy how traditions and holidays in Italy have so many layers of meaning and often some theological aspect as well.
Though my grandparents were one in everything they did, it was without question, my grandfather’s vision that drove them to start our bakery. Family lore has always held that facing the reality of 11 children he is remembered saying "we will always have something to eat and a place to work".
Coming soon...the story continues with "The History of Di Camillo Scaletta Curly Bread."