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Truffle Diggers From Italy

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Share it now!The Lagotto Romagnolo is a breed of dog that comes from the Romagna sub-region of Italy. The name means “lake dog from Romagna,” coming from the Italian word lago, lake. Its traditional function is a gundog, specifically a water retriever. However, it is often used to hunt for truffles. Lagotto have been hunting … Continue reading

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Shells with gorgonzola and pistachios

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Share it now!You might think pasta, pistachios and the strong flavor of gorgonzola make for an odd combination, but it works! It is so easy to make and only takes a few minutes. The dish is quite rich so I … Continue reading

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700 years of Tuscan wine making

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Share it now!I met world renowned 32nd generation Tuscan wine maker Diletta Frescobaldi in Florence, Italy last Fall. A soft spoken, petite Italian lady, she maintained a non flamboyant demeanor, for someone who owns of the most esteemed wineries in the world.

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Red, white & blue gelato

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Share it now!White Chocolate Gelato (makes 1 Quart) I created this recipe for a July 4th festival in Atlanta. It combines the red, white and blue colors of the US flag and makes for a delicious patriotic dessert. Serve it … Continue reading

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Timeless Fashion from Italy

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Share it now!Italy has long established itself as the fashion capital of the world. Many famous designers and name brands have originated from Italy and spread their fashions around the world. It is not surprising then that the first Gucci … Continue reading

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Florence restaurant guide

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Share it now!You can find some of the best pizza, lasagna, ravioli, and gelato in the world in the heart of Tuscany in Florence, Italy. The Italian food you find here is obviously very different from the Americanized Italian version found … Continue reading

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The birthplace of Gelato

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Share it now!We owe it to Bruto and Poerio Carpigiani, the two brothers who spread gelato technology, culture, and business throughout the world. They have played a huge role in the evolution and reach of gelato over the last century. This … Continue reading

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If they are roses (and other Italian superstitions)

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Share it now!I am a big fan of realistic books on culture and travel. Someone said  ”language is one of the most immediate ways to get to know a culture.” If They are Roses – The Italian way with Words by author Linda Falcone, … Continue reading

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Recap of Florens 2012

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Exploring Lake Como

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Share it now!One of the most captivating landscapes in northern Italy can be found at Lake Como. It is very close to Milan and can be easily visited on a day trip. The lake is shaped like an upside down … Continue reading

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