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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.   …

STARVING IN ITALY

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...

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LA SCALA FOR THE FIRST TIME

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....

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HENRI BEYLE AKA STENDHAL

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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TRACKING DOWN SAN LORENZO

TRACKING DOWN SAN LORENZO

As noted last week, remembering birthdays and other important days is an element of la bella figura. Earlier this year, my husband Lorenzo and I...

OH JUST ONE LAST THING

OH JUST ONE LAST THING

You may have noticed I sometimes find it handy to stick additional bits of information at the end of a post with  Oh, Just One Last Thing. Sometimes...

LA BELLA FIGURA

LA BELLA FIGURA

In the Comments Policy, I’ve urged you to keep la bella figura in mind when posting comments. I should explain what I mean when invoking this...

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Postcard of Rome:  Euro 2020 Celebration