About

Frutto della Passione is owned and operated by Joanne Natale. Unless otherwise specified all content, writing, recipes and photography is original and held in copyright.

Welcome to Frutto della Passione.

Frutto della Passione translated from Italian means ‘passion fruit’ but it also means “the fruit of my passion” or in plain English: the result or outcome of a passion or enthusiasm. When I decided to start this adventure I was having a hard time coming up with a name. Frutto della Passione was suggested to me by my husband because it so perfectly summed up the idea behind it: a love of food and cooking. I was initially wary of using an Italian title, but in the end I decided to go with it and here you will find the results of my passion for all things food related and yes, most of it is specifically Italian. But don’t let that scare you off. There is so much more to Italian food than spaghetti and pizza!

Unless otherwise specified all of the content here is my own. That includes the writing, the recipes and the photography. Please ask permission before using any of my content.

There is a Terms of Use page, feel free to read it.

All measurements are shown in metric units. I use weight (mass) measurements for dry ingredients (kilos, grams) and volume measurements for liquid ingredients (litres, etc.). I have been asked for “standard measurements” from readers. I live in Europe, so for me these are standard measurements. Packaging is metric, butchers, bakers and candlestick makers use metric scales, I use a metric, digital kitchen scale and a metric liquid measuring cup when I cook. If I were more organized or if there were 36 hours in a day I would provide imperial measurements as well. For easy, accurate conversions consider using the conversion calculator at Gourmet Sleuth. It is free, ingredient specific and I highly recommend it. I also use an app called Kitchen Calculator Pro.

All comments are welcome and I will reply to them directly on this site. Not everyone is going to agree with what I write and if that is the case, by all means let me know, I only ask that you be respectful and choose language that is appropriate and civilized. If I don’t find the language appropriate be advised that I will edit or delete your comment.

If you are a book publisher or vendor and want me to review a book or product you can contact me via the contact page or at contact[at]fruttodellapassione[dot]net