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Matteo Troncone and the Neapolitan “art of living”

I t’s sunny in San Francisco on the Saturday afternoon before Memorial Day. Matteo comes to San Francisco from San Luis Obispo, before taking a...

Aperitivo time: Aperol Spritz

I t is all manner of libation which has been delivered to my table after having asked for “ Spritz, please ,” still white wine mixed with sparkling...

Taking Seattle’s coffee culture to new heights

S eattle is said to have more coffee shops per capita than any other city in the country― at last count, 43 cafés every 100,000 residents. But even...

Easter Eggs!

Let’s be honest , it’s not only kids who love chocolate eggs : we all do! Indeed , the egg has a very ancient symbolism : it always represented life...

Mystery and history of art merge together in the Sola Busca tarots

A solitary woman dressed in dark regal hues, her fingers adorned with topazes and opals, a voice as deep and smooth as the softest of velvets. She...

Celebrating Italy: Italian design day brings the beauty of Italian cities around the world

This year, the 20th of March was not only the last day of Winter: it also celebrated the innovative beauty of Italian design around the world. The...

When tradition becomes trendy: the story of Sicily’s tumminia bread

Close your eyes and image Sicily in all its glory, some two thousand years ago. A precious stone set in the crystal blue Mediterranean, she was the...

Recipes for an early spring day: pomegranate panna cotta

The beginning of Spring leaves me craving bright, beautiful sun-filled color in every corner of my world. And my kitchen is no exception. I return...

The delicious world of Valle d’Aosta

Valle d’Aosta: “heaven for men, purgatory for women, hell for mules,” but certainly delicious for our palates! Among mountains and castles, up there...

Micam, the miraculous beauty of Italian shoes

Creative footwear is an essential part of designer collections in Milan. As a shoe obsessive, I attended Micam, Europe’s biggest footwear trade show...

Thinking of Driving in Italy? A few pointers for a great experience

Renting a car is easy enough. It’s all that comes afterwards that can create enough material for a good sit com! I still chuckle at the expression of...

The thousand secrets of farro

Spelt, known to the ancient Romans as far, used to be their most common and best loved cereal up to the first republican period (509-264 BC). After,...

Italy and its top destinations shine at the 2019 New York Times’ Travel Show

Cooking for new destinations to visit or places to return to this year? The New York Times Travel Show has set the 2019 trends for globetrotters by...

Chiacchiere e frittelle: Carnevale’s sweet pastries par excellence

It’s coming up to Carnival time and bakeries in Italy have trays of ‘chiacchiere’ in their windows. Think a pastry that is thin, crispy, fried and...

Is Italy ready to stop cooking?

When it comes to food, Italy remains traditional to its core. Don’t get me wrong: the country has long embraced international cuisine and has...

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