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Old-fashioned espresso

I haven’t had any cappuccinos the past week—just plain espresso (ok, with milk and sugar, but the milk isn’t frothed). This household only uses a caffettiera (see photo)—we don’t drink American drip coffee. I don’t even drink that in America! … Continue reading

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As American as German pancakes

Well, we’re not able to barbecue this Memorial Day, but we’re celebrating a little bit of America by making pancakes. Not many Italians eat pancakes; in fact, we bought syrup at the grocery store a few days ago, and the … Continue reading

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We bought stamps in the post office…

This might seem like a no brainer, but it’s actually more difficult in Italy than you might expect. The post office generally prefers that one purchases stamps in the tabacchi because the post office usually handles the payment of bills … Continue reading

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