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Food + Wine
by phoebejessicahunt | Mon, 01/17/2022 - 13:14
The founder of Jul’s Kitchen lets us in on her secrets to Tuscan cooking, La Cucina Povera and the joy of good, simple ingredients when you know how to use…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 11/20/2020 - 00:00
The best way to learn what life is really like in a certain place is to listen to the people who live in the place, sharing their experiences and feelings;…
Life + Style
by andrewcotto | Tue, 02/26/2019 - 03:00
There’s a literary theory that the most important character in any narrative is the setting. As a writer who loves the “where and when” of story, I’m all over…
Culture
by Katia Amore | Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:14
As an art historian whose major research and writing has focused on women patrons of art and architecture in 16th century Italy, we wondered what brought…
Culture
by Andrew Edwards | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:00
It takes a while to really get to know someone; superficial appearances, smiles and everyday exchanges are sometimes all that’s needed to establish a simple…
Culture
by Hillary Corby | Mon, 07/15/2013 - 06:10
Time has dimmed the memory. I’m not sure when my addiction to murder, mystery and whodunnits began or even why. When did I prefer the logic, method, and thrill…
Culture
by Catherine Carabine | Fri, 06/07/2013 - 06:18
I never once dreamt that my book ‘A Chestnut Barn in Tuscany’ would be published, in fact it began as a diary, a record of events leading up to my marriage and…
Culture
by Ted Jones | Wed, 12/05/2012 - 06:26
In the middle of the 19th century, the English author John Ruskin wrote to his father from Tuscany: “You cannot conceive what a divine country this is just now…
Culture
by Nicky Pellegrino | Fri, 07/20/2012 - 08:29
The easiest thing in the world is not to write a novel. There are so many reasons to procrastinate, so many perfectly valid excuses. I’m busy with my day job,…