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R.I.P. Mr Nutella

Michele Ferrero, owner and founder of the namesake Ferrero confectionary group, passed away February 14 at the age of 89. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems appropriate that the man who brought us Nutella would pass away on Valentine’s Day. What better tribute to an accomplished chocolate man then buying, giving and devouring chocolate for a… Read more »

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Photo Essay: Love in Italy

Italy is a land of love. From the balconies of Verona (the Italian city of Love), the canals of Venice, the grottos of southern Italy or simply the park near my back yard, the land is just damn romantic. It’s as easy to find love on the peninsula as it is beauty. Check out some of the… Read more »

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Lessons in an Italian Cooking Class

“You can’t bake bread if it’s raining.” Three years ago when I had just gotten to Italy and Marco and I had just met, he told me this as if it was the eleventh commandment. For me it was something new – I had considered weather influencing bread about as much as I had ever… Read more »