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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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A Renaissance afternoon

Yesterday was the first day that felt like summer, and we had a nice leisurely lunch at La Casaccia, a country restaurant overlooking the castle town of Gradara, located a few kilometers outside Pesaro. Gradara is the site of the … Continue reading

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Not all peas come in a can

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Spring cooking

As a tribute to spring, I wanted to share a recipe utilizing the seasonal flavor of asparagus. My husband Michael is an amazing cook—I’m his trusted sous chef—and this afternoon we made tagliatelle pasta with shrimp and asparagus. Please note … Continue reading

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La stagione è arrivata

The season of spring has arrived. Here are some of the spoils from shopping at the ortofrutta (fruit & vegetable stands) this afternoon. One of the best things about living in Italy is the freshness and quality of the local … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to the Shroud of Turin

On Saturday morning, we awoke to cloudy skies and rain. Luckily, we were leaving in a few hours for Turin. We grabbed a quick breakfast of cappuccinos and cornetti near the hotel at Caffè del Doge, a typically overpriced café. … Continue reading

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