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Postcard from Milano
Postcard from Milano
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…
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?
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...
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...
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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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...
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...
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...
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