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FRATELLI D’ITALIA

FRATELLI D’ITALIA

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...

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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...

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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...

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ASPARAGUS KILOMETER ZERO

ASPARAGUS KILOMETER ZERO

One of the things I love in Italy is going to the weekly neighborhood outdoor markets.  When we’re in Milan, you can find me every Thursday morning at the market on Via Osoppo. Every Thursday. Always.When in Courmayeur visiting my brother-in-law Livio, you’ll...

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COTOLETTA MON AMOUR

COTOLETTA MON AMOUR

I was going to title this post The Last Supper in Milan, but I was afraid you’d think I was writing about Leonardo Da Vinci. I’m not. I’m writing about my love for Cotoletta alla Milanese (or, roughly, veal cutlet Milan style). My love for cotoletta could be explained...

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HOW IT ALL BEGAN

THE FIRST THREE POSTS

BECOMING A. S. FURBETTA

BECOMING A. S. FURBETTA

I met with literary agents for the first time 25 years ago in Bologna at the annual book fair held there. I had an idea for a book based on my experiences working for an investment bank in Milan, which I pitched as a cross between Liar’s Poker and A Year in Provence. ...

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STARVING FOR THE FIRST TIME

STARVING FOR THE FIRST TIME

When I found myself watching over and over again the episodes of Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, I realized I was STARVING FOR ITALY.Within a few days of the diagnosis, I decided to launch this blog and share my love and longing for Italy with others who suffer...

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590 DAYS AND COUNTING

590 DAYS AND COUNTING

The other night, I sat glued to Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, watching the first show in the TV series for the umpteenth time, thanks to CNN’s generous rebroadcast schedule. When Stanley headed to the Amalfi Coast with his wife Felicity and described, once...

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