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by Lucy Gordan
1M ago
On March 19 Sergio Mattarella, The President of Italy, inaugurated the new headquarters of the Foreign Press Association in what had been the Roman residence of former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi. Some three weeks later the key speaker at the Foreign Press Association’s first official press conference in its new home was Luigi ..read more
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WHEN IN ROME, WHERE TO EAT LIKE A ROMAN
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by Lucy Gordan
3M ago
From the ancient Romans we’ve inherited the basis for modern civil law and city planning, a standard coinage, a system of weights and measures, plumbing, aqueducts, bridges, …and delicious food, represented best by pasta especially spaghetti alla carbonara or cacio peppe, gnocchi, saltimbocca, innards (the apex of authentic Roman cuisine), stuffed zucchini flowers, supplì (fried ..read more
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Getaway to Fabulous Virginia Beach
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by Jan Ross
8M ago
My sister in law and I entered our wonderful hotel room at the luxurious Hyatt Virginia Beach and walked over to the beach view from the window. The curtain were closed so we opened them and our mouths literally dropped open at the fabulous view. We knew our room was on the beach but we ..read more
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Photo & Food and More in Verona
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by Lucy Gordan
1y ago
On January 27, 2007 the genial and indefatigable Piemontese entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti opened his first mega food store of exclusively Italian food products, Eataly, in Torino; now they are in 46 locations in 15 countries with several more in the planning stages. In USA they’re located in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New ..read more
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Memorial Day Missive
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by Scott W. Clemens
1y ago
Travel, even Epicurean travel, will inevitably lead you to some somber places. I have been to Normandy in search of Calvados and cheese only to find myself visiting World War II battlefields and cemeteries. I explored Manila and came upon another sobering military cemetery. Rather than glorifying war, these sad memorials only serve to remind ..read more
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Curiosities From My Cellar
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by Scott W. Clemens
1y ago
In 1994 I was invited to the Annual Blessing of the Grapes at the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville. Robert and his sons Tim and Michael escorted their guests into the To Kalon Vineyard next to the winery, where we drank some of the previous vintage of Fumé Blanc, took pictures, and listened to an ..read more
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Turin: The Vermouth Capital of the World
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by Lucy Gordan
1y ago
Vermouth is an aromatized fortified wine, flavored with various roots, barks, flowers, seeds, herbs and spices. The most usual herbs are yarrow, chamomile, hyssop, marjoram, sage, and thyme; the spices: cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, juniper, ginger, and labdanum. A similar drink dates to the Chinese Shang and Western Zhou dynasties (1250-1000 BC), so probably ..read more
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Nutella: Italy’s Worldwide Success
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by Lucy Gordan
1y ago
Every year Forbes Magazine and Bloomberg Billionaires Index publish lists of the 50 richest people in the world. This year Elon Musk leads the lists with $195bn, followed by the French Chairman and CEO of luxury-items LVMH, Bernard Arnault with $153.8bn, Indian coal and transport tycoon Gautam Adani with S129bn, Bill Gates with $107bn, and ..read more
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Grenache Grenade
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by Susanna Gaertner
1y ago
Normally not a fan of rosé, I was pleasantly surprised by the power of this Grenache rosé whose terracotta tint hints at its deeper flavor. Winemaker Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard feels that “Rhone varieties pushed into cooler California growing regions tend to produce wines that are more like their Old World counterparts than ..read more
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Simple Pleasures
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by Scott W. Clemens
1y ago
Five of us recently spent an overnight at a friend’s apartment on the top of Russian Hill in San Francisco. In the morning we trekked down the Broadway steps to China Town and North Beach, where we foraged for appetizers at Molinari’s delicatessen. We came away with salami, various cheeses, fresh sourdough bread, and a ..read more
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