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When you are as familiar with two cultures as I am you begin to see the idiosyncrasies in those cultures. And since I’m a foodie, I tend to notice the ones that have to do with food. For example, for some reason I have not yet fully grasped Italians have a really hard time making […]

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malbec grapes

It’s September! Yeah! What a lovely time of year. It’s warm, but not too warm. The days are still long and probably sunny. And there is still all sorts of yummy things still in season. Likes the grapes in the photography above. They are now reaching their peak in lots of places that grow grapes. […]

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Fig Sangria

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Fig Sangria

A few days ago I opened a new bottle of wine… and then I closed it. It really wasn’t very good. I mean at least not good enough to like drink by itself. So I stuck it in the fridge and thought to myself “I’ll deal with you tomorrow”. Tomorrow came, and I thought, “Why […]

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A few years ago I studied abroad in Spain. A ridiculously beautiful medieval town on the Northern coast, it’s city center made almost entirely of massive rocks stacked one on top of the other. The restaurants in the town specialized in seafood with large aquariums in almost all of the store fronts. One of the […]

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white sangria 1

Sometimes you just want a glass of Sangria. I’ve been craving one for a bit of time now. And I decided that a Spanish themed dinner was the perfect occasion to enjoy that glass. Up until now I have always made the red version, but this time I strayed just a little from the usual. […]

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It’s August in Milan and the city is empty. I think it’s fair to say about 70-80% of the stores are closed, especially over the central weeks of the month. The only people still around are a hand full of people in the essential services (like a few nurses) and tourists that didn’t know any […]

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peaches and plums - flirty foodie

Every season has its collection of delicious foods, that has me anxiously awaiting its arrival. In august, the height of summer time (here in the Northern hemisphere) I get all excited about snacking on succulent peaches, eating tomatoes at its peak, making all sorts of pies with seasonal berries, and grilling up a few fish […]

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This year’s Villa Arconati Music Festival ended with a bang! The dancing began with the incredibly talented African American artist Gregory Porter. Seeing him perform on stage makes it hard to imagine that this dream job as a child was an office job with the government. L’ultima serata di Villa Arconati ha regalato vere emozioni. […]

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potato croquettes

Welcome ARGENTINA! Two concerts with a Latin American flavor. First there was Richard Galliano with his new project the TANGARIA QUARTET. The Italian-French musician performed a tango-jazz mix along with his highly skilled band. Unfortunately the show was just way too short. Lasting only about 45 minutes, I wasn’t able to fully engross myself in […]

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My expectations weren’t very high. Non avevo molte aspettative! Up until recently I had never heard of Yann Tiersen. Yann Tiersen era un personaggio a me sconosciuto. To make matters worse it had been raining all day in Milan, not the greatest for an open air concert. We took our seats and opened our umbrellas. […]

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