This is me.


My name is Vanessa Hoppner, and I am a senior majoring in journalism at the University of Florida. I come from an Italian-American family, and to say that food is important to us, would be a huge understatement.

A lot people would be surprised to know that a lot of the Italian food we eat here in the United States can be very different from the food they eat Italy.

Just like with any other culture, Italian-Americans have created their own cuisine styles over the past few centuries by transforming recipes created by their ancestors into new delicious dishes.

On this website, you will find some delicious Italian-American recipes and also learn about the differences between Italian-American cuisine and traditional Italian cuisine.

Various Italian Foods