Several months ago I began doing genealogy research. In addition to the German heritage I knew, thus far I’ve also discovered English and Irish heritage of which I was previously unaware. What I have not found, is Italian heritage. This isn’t particularly surprising in and of itself, but every time I cook something Italian inspired that Tug really likes he says, “Are you sure you’re not Italian?” Yes, dear, I’m sure. Perhaps if I had found Italian heritage it may have helped explain my fascination and passion for things Italian.