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Rotten Fruit & Other Autumn Delights

There's not a lot of middle ground here in Italy, things tend to be pretty black and white: you are Italian, or you're not; there is only...

Trampetti Olive Harvest

I am taking a much needed ripose from Il Bacco Felice, and the "multi-dimensional" Salvatore Denaro to help with the olive harvest of...

Nocino

On the eve of St. John's Day, or La Festa di San Giovanni, on June 24...or 25...depends who you talk to...green, unripe walnuts are...

A word about favas...

I got my first mosquito bite the other day, which means that spring is coming to an end, and summer is here. But I realized that I never...

Cantine Aperte!

..or more Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi than you can shake a stick at! No, Cantine Aperte is not a handbag fashion show, but rather a...

When Life Gives You Lemons....

make marmaletta! or candied peels! or preserved lemons! Its prime citrus season here in Italy, and beautiful oranges and lemons are...

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