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“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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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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Fig Sangria

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2014
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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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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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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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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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SMOOTH. That’s all I could think about while listening to the components of the Paolo Fresu Quintet play. E’ tutto quello che riuscivo a pensare mentre ascoltavo il quintetto di Paolo Fresu che suonava sul palco. But I guess I should backtrack. The fabulous Paolo Fresu Quintet concert was preceded by Davide Zilli. Davide is […]

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For about an hour the previously unknown to me Arto Lindsay played an eclectic fusion style music with his very extravagant guitarist Marc Ribot, after which they made way for Raphael Gualazzi. Dopo circa un’ora di musica sperimentale di cui ignoravo l’esistenza il buon Arto Lindsay con la sua band originale e l’estroso chitarrista Marc […]

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