You've come to the right place for Italian, Jewish, gluten-free, Asian, Southern, low-fat, full-fat, Mexican, good old fashioned home cooking by a girl with no professional culinary training, but with an Italian mom, a Jewish dad and a husband with 25 years experience in the restaurant industry. Have you ever heard of the play, "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy"? (If not, it's funny.) But instead of therapy ( addition to therapy), I put my Jewish guilt and Italian anxiety to good use in the kitchen. 

I drink [Champagne] when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and I drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it, unless I’m thirsty.
— Madam Bollinger