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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...
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...
Have you ever been overwhelmed by the beauty of a piece of art? In other words, have you ever experienced Stendhal Syndrome? I was hit with a double dose recently when I viewed the picture of the sculpted torso above – First, for the dynamic power of the sculpture,...
STARVING IN ITALY
In the last post, I noted that if you can afford a panino, you can afford a ticket to La Scala. But sadly, not everyone can afford a sandwich. I thank my favorite 11 year old, Brooklyn, for this post. When Brooklyn first heard about my blog, she googled Starving for...
LA SCALA FOR THE FIRST TIME
I grew up with parents who loved opera. Every Saturday afternoon, my father would set up a card table in the family room with his large FM stereo radio. Then he would sit down with the ever-present piles of paperwork from his office and work to LIVE FROM THE MET....
HENRI BEYLE AKA STENDHAL
Ever since since I arrived in Milan for the first time in May 1800 I have loved that city. There I knew the greatest happiness and the greatest pain; there above all I had my first experience of pleasure, which makes a place a home. There I desire to...
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