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FRATELLI D’ITALIA

July 15, 2021 | LETTERARIO

CHE GIOIA!!  WHAT JOY the National Team of Italy gave us this past month during the Euro 2020 championship!!  The team played with enthusiasm, confidence, style – and best of all, THEY WON!! And you can believe, like Italians all over the world, Lorenzo and I watched and celebrated the final with our friends! To give an idea of the jubilation…

Postcard of Rome

Postcard of Rome

The Euro 2020 Celebration

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GOING TO MONACO?

July 10, 2021 | Viaggiare

Maybe it’s because I woke up to find my beautiful tomatoes eaten by some bestia outside last night – I’m not happy – but today I’m going to talk about a pet peeve. You all understand my great affection for Italy by now. But there are some things which can drive you nuts. I’ll start with this small one:  Going to Monaco or Monaco? 

ASPARAGI ALLA MILANESE

July 5, 2021 | Cin-Cin

No, STARVING FOR ITALY is not becoming a food blog. But I promised in Asparagus Kilometer Zero to tell you what I did with all that asparagus I bought at our local farmers market. I keep the March 2005 Saveur magazine pictured on my cookbook shelf because it showcases one of our very favorite dinners of spring and summer, Asparagi alla Milanese. When asparagus is in season, Lorenzo and I eat this dish at least once a week, and we never tire of it. It’s tasty, it’s healthy, and it’s oh so quick and easy when cooking is the last thing you want to do in the heat. Ten minutes max, from preparation to table.

SLOW FOOD  FAST LIFE

 June 30, 2021 | Cultura

In the last post, Asparagus Kilometer Zero, I described the important themes of Milan Expo 2015 on food and sustainability.  And I set out to tell you about my favorite exhibits. I managed to get through the first – about the wonders of vertical farms in the city – when I needed to stop and go to bed. Then the Heat Dome arrived in Seattle, and my brain suffered from the 108 degree heat in my non-air conditioned office. But I’m back. And ready to tell you about the most informative exhibit at Milan Expo 2015, by our old friends, the organization Slow Food.   …

GOING TO MONACO?

GOING TO MONACO?

Maybe it’s because I woke up to find my beautiful tomatoes eaten by some bestia outside last night – I'm not happy – but today I’m going to talk about a pet peeve. You all understand my great affection for Italy by now. But there are some things which can drive you...

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ASPARAGI ALLA MILANESE

ASPARAGI ALLA MILANESE

No, STARVING FOR ITALY is not becoming a food blog. But I promised in Asparagus Kilometer Zero to tell you what I did with all that asparagus I bought at our local farmers market. I keep the March 2005 Saveur magazine pictured above on my cookbook shelf because it...

read more
SLOW FOOD FAST LIFE

SLOW FOOD FAST LIFE

In the last post, Asparagus Kilometer Zero, I described the important themes of Milan Expo 2015 on food and sustainability.  And I set out to tell you about my favorite exhibits. I managed to get through the first – about the wonders and potential of vertical farms in...

read more

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Postcard of Rome:  Euro 2020 Celebration