Hello from Switzerland
Hi, I'm relatively new to Fresh Loaf and am really impressed with the activity and interaction of the members of this site.
I live in the Switzerland and have a software business here with my husband (http://beancounter-ems.com). We also do translations and have met some wonderful people in the hotel and restaurant business as a result.
I also have a biscotti business with my sister near Boston. The internet and Skype make this possible as I do all the administrative work for the business, she does the production and sales, which we have been doing for five years now. We use mostly our family recipes originating from Italy as they have been in the food and restaurant business since my grandparents emigrated from Italy in 1894. http://pturo.com
I write a blog called Piacere - Food & Travel without rules! The blog is about my travels in Europe and recipes from my family as well as chefs and people who give them to me. I like to take people on a journey to places that are local and introduce them to the culture, festivals and local dishes that you might not find in a travel guide. I love all the wonderful tourist sites, but try to encourage people to venture out and explore and mingle with the people of the country, or experience the back streets of a city and the wonderful dishes that are usually very different from the typical tourist menu. Switzerland as you can imagine is also one of my main travel destinations. This amazing country has been my home for the last 20 years. Since I live close to Como Italy, I do most of my shopping at the markets there and the wonderful selection of Italian products inspires my cooking.
I look forward to participating in this site and the wonderful recipes and people who are part of it. I'd like to invite you to follow my blog. http://turosdolci.wordpress.com