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Sicilian Easter Bread  Posted on 04/20/2014
As you might imagine, Easter is kind of a thing around here. I am giving anything church related wide-berth as Rome is inundated with pilgrims, arriving for this weekend’s ceremonies as well as the upcoming canonizations of two...
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On Porchetta and Aging  Posted on 04/06/2014
It was 78°F (25°C) today.It made me realize how much I have missed the sun. Until I stepped outside, I couldn’t really remember what it felt like to be warm.  Winter is strange that way– that way it makes us...
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March is Crazy  Posted on 04/01/2014
March was a bit hectic. At one point, towards the end of the month, I found myself on three continents in 24 hours. This was thanks to a rather out-of-the-way (and painful) 10 hour overnight layover in Dubai. But I did it. I overcommitted...
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International Women’s Day  Posted on 03/08/2014
Happy International Women’s Day! A day celebrating the ladies, that is not widely practiced in the United States, but which wikipedia describes as a “mix of Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.” In Italy,...
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Le Mani in Pasta  Posted on 03/04/2014
The thrill and the tragedy of expat life are one in the same: you are not from here. The irresistible draw of “not-from-here” is what drives many to travel or settle abroad. When you are an expat, you can take pride in your...
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Gnocchi in Rome: L’Arcangelo (finally)  Posted on 02/22/2014
Deep in the Trader Joe’s freezer section, between the vegetarian gyoza and marinated Mahi, you will find gnocchi alla sorrentina. When I was 22, the ink still drying on my bachelors degree, I moved to a new city and into a one...
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Climbing the Vittoriano  Posted on 02/20/2014
Three years ago, it was sunny. I remember. It was sunny but it was also colder than it is now. Three years ago, it was a Sunday. I remember. I remember because he suggested that we climb the Vittoriano and take a look at Rome. The...
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Learn about Italian Wine: Vino Roma  Posted on 02/16/2014
Vino! Litro – 2 Euro! Finding a local vino sfuso shop was an epiphany. I was living in San Lorenzo, Rome’s concentrated student quarter, so such shops were not difficult to come by. You could bring your own bottle, or opt for a...
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Eating in Barcelona  Posted on 02/13/2014
Breakfast Eggs Benedict at Le Coq & Le Burg   Cute interior serving, as the name suggests, eggs and hamburgers. Lunch The best meal of the trip was at  Café de l’Academia. For 10 euro you can sidle up to the bar...
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  • domenico 19 March 2012 13:23:03

    Hello, my name is domenico, i'm from rome...here i'm a lawyer, and i'm looking for someone to improove my english. Everything you need, ask to me!!

  • allen 11 January 2012 02:21:11

    I am a chef considering moving to rome, I will be there in Feb. 2012 how is the employment?

    Thank You,

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