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If you trust Europe with the standards, you’d have to trust America with your coffee

07.10.16 Posted in Espresso, Food, Italy by

We just returned from a luxurious trip through Italy, Southern France, and a lightning strike into London which revealed many things about the cultural stereotypes embedded in that old joke about how in an ideal world the Germans are the engineers, French the chefs, Italians the lovers. Lesson 1 – You can still trust Italians […]


On the power of earthquakes and Parmeggiano

06.11.12 Posted in Food, Italy by

  Update: The Wall Street Journal has an excellent photo essay on the “Angels of Parmesan” ie the rescue crew trying to salvage as much as they can. It’s a pretty eery gallery.


On the toilets of Italy

01.25.11 Posted in Italy by

Traveling in Italy is always a joy but one of the stranger elements of the voyage is the range of toilet design in Italian bathrooms.  They vary by shape, size, design motif on the toilet and much more.  Here’s a quick gallery with apologies for the quality of the photography:


Oh heartless Garrone!

12.03.10 Posted in Italy by

While on a recent trip to Italy I noticed the headline to the left on La Stampa’s front page which reads “Heartless Garrone.” It’s my surname so it really jumped out. Sadly I have no known connection to this Garrone, Riccardo Garrone. It’s doubly unfortunate because Riccardo is the president of Sampdoria, one of Genoa’s […]