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So I am officially fed up. I’m fed up with people coming up with excuses for why our generation has not settled down. In particular why men in my age group and older have not settled down. Just this weekend my husband, a friend, and I got into the conversation. Then I woke up Monday […]

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turkey citrus herb

For some reason people get all worked up about making the turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner. I’m guessing its because it’s usually the dish central for the whole affair. So I guess a lot of people get performance anxiety. Fortunately, I’m here to say, no need to worry. Baking a turkey is really actually quite easy. […]

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dining table bw thanksigiving all'italiana

Thanksgiving is coming! Thanksgiving is coming! People I am super duper excited. Why do I love this holiday so much you ask? Because it’s a time for people to get together with their loved ones. And it’s a holiday about giving thanks. It doesn’t matter what color, creed or anything else you are. In honor […]

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fall produce - milan market

It’s still Fall (at least here and other relatively mild northern hemisphere areas). Here’s a list of what’s in season now, as we being to make the transition to winter. In Season Now – November Fruits Almonds, Apples, Asian Pears, Avocados, Cactus Pears, Cherimoyas, Chestnuts, Citrons, Dates, Feijoas, Grapes, Guavas, Hazelnuts, Kiwis, Kumquats, Lemons, Limes, […]

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Call Me Superficial

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Call me superficial but I’m kind of proud of the fact that the sexiest man in the world (you all know I don’t kiss and tell names) wanted to take me to bed. Granted this is not something I think about all the time. I don’t wake up every morning patting myself on the back […]

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langoustines shrimp porcini saute - 2

“What would I tell your father?” Those were the words uttered by my husband before he walked out the door for work a few days ago. Deep down inside I’ve known that he’s been worried about providing and protecting for me and hypothetically for the kiddies we don’t yet have. But when those words came […]

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Sign at the market saying  he's the "King of the Porcini"

15$ worth of worms. That’s how I learned that porcini mushrooms should not be stored in plastic bags. At the time I was working organizing a fashion conference in Milan. There was a weekly market just a few blocks from my office. On clear fall days my colleague and I would grab some rosemary and […]

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(scroll down for English Version) Sei (abbastanza) sicura che lui non sia l’uomo che fa per te. Ma come riuscirai a dimenticare il tuo ex e pensare a un nuovo fidanzato? Ti spiego: un po’ di tempo fa, ho letto un articolo su Grazia.it che si intitolava “Ti ha lasciato, ringraziarlo“; c’erano delle citazioni carine sull’amore, […]

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cenaconme-focetola-11

The flash mob dinner party has returned to Milan! And as one would expect from the Milanese/Italians it comes with a heavy dose of style. Accordingly, this years edition of Cenaconme  (“Have dinner with me”) is all about the hats, Chapeau!  The slogan being “se non potete essere eleganti…siate almeno stravaganti!” “if you can’t be […]

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apple and pear crostata_di_mele_1_lr

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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