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Garantito IGP: Churches, Abbeys and Secrets On The Hills of Siena

Annalisa Coppolaro and Göran Söderberg have written a delightful guide to the churches, chapels, and abbeys of southern Tuscany. A book to keep in the car, and check before you go on a drive, because they share all sorts of exciting discoveries. Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Marano Lagunare, Another Friulian Delight

Marano Lagunare, on the coast in Friuli Venezia Giulia, is unique: A huge expanse of shallow bays, and a spectacular wildlife refuge. Well worth a visit! Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Waxing Nostalgic, or: Chowder

This time I take the Stand. I have been living in Italy for more than 30 years by now, and Italians occasionally ask me what I miss about the United States. To be honest, not much aside from childhood friends … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Soda And Soda

This time I take the stand. Slowfood’s Salone del Gusto has a great many Laboratori del Gusto, or Taste Workshops, and if you flip through the catalog you’ll likely be attracted to things such as a comparison between great Burgundy … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Excuse me, Is Your Honey Virgin?

This time I take the stand: There is honey, and there is honey. On the one hand, the stuff sold in cute bear-shaped squeeze bottles in the supermarket, which is often a mixture of honeys from various sources, and on … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Massa Marittima, Beauty and Surprises in the Maremma

This time I take the stand. The Maremma is a wild section of southwestern Tuscany, a mixture of coastal plains, craggy valleys, and hills that rise inland towards Monte Amiata. It’s a beautiful area, but was also feared in the … Continue reading

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