Sorbillo Pizza in Napoli, Italia


FoodieWineLover - Gina (Martino) Zarcadoolas
South Florida

Bio: My name is Gina (Martino) Zarcadoolas and I am the name behind the blog: Foodiewinelover. I am of Italian and Middle Eastern descent, but spent part of my early childhood in Haiti. It's a small country in the Caribbean (formerly known as Hispanola, because the island was occupied by Haiti and the Dominican Republic before both nations became independent.) I am married to a Greek and I currently live in South Florida, where there is a big Cuban influence. As you can see, I am multi-cultural, and I enjoy traditional and authentic dishes from various cuisines. I am a vivacious woman with a zest for life and enjoy living La Dolce Vita. I am a wine enthusiast, and recently received a Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits from the world-renown WSET (Wine, Spirit, Education, Trust). I am a culinary aficionado and a world traveler. In between blogging, I sell and invest in Real Estate. I have been inspired by many different cuisines during my travels abroad, and I am fascinated, the way food plays a major role in cultures all over the globe. I have had the pleasure to visit many countries and cities in my lifetime, and savored many delicious ethnic cuisines. I am really excited to discover WordPress and share with you my passion for food, wine and travels around the world. I feel blessed to have visited so many places such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti (where I lived), Mexico City, Taxco, Acapulco, and Cancun in Mexico; Nassau, Paradise Island, in the Bahamas; St. John, St.Thomas, San Jose, Guanacaste in Costa Rica; Rome, Naples, Capri, Florence, Venice, Lake Como, Milan, in Italy; Lugano, Switzerland; Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, in Greece; Kusadasi and Ephesus in Turkey; Corsica, Monacoville and Montecarlo in Monaco; Nice, Cannes in France; Barcelona in Spain and Palma De Majorca. I currently live in the USA with my beautiful family. In 2013 I visited wine country, Sonoma and Napa Valley, and had the time of my life. In 2017, I explored the world of Tuscan living and wines from that region. I also visited Positano, the Amalfi Coast and Naples where I relished on some authentic Southern Italian Cuisine. I cook passionately, and I love to entertain family and friends, while sipping on some amazing wine. I will share with you some of my delicious culinary creations, and some beautiful pictures that I captured during my travels. I hope you will sit back, relax and enjoy My Food, Wine & Travel Lifestyles.

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  1. Thanks for the follow, fellow “Gina!”. My website “Gina’s Inspirations” had been divided into two separate sites, so you may want to follow me at one or both of those sites instead. Gorgeous photo, btw!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your recipes and knowledge. You’re sure to open a lot of people up to new food adventures. With this blog, you have really created a treasure chest and wealthy resource bank. I like that you are so open about your background and how it is an obvious influence on how you see food. I look forward to delving into some of your recipes and trying out some new dishes. Or just learning how to make some of those dishes on my own as opposed to going out…

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