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Val’s Year in Italy

Food and Sociability

In most of my own personal experiences, both having an abundance and variety of food and the act of eating have encouraged …

Is Peck Elitist?

Peck, a three-story food Mecca in Milan, Italy, is considered by many to be one of the top specialty food markets worldwide. …

My First Memorable Italian Meal

The number one rule for any self-respecting gastronome traveling abroad: either go alone or with other like-minded eaters. Leave the picky or …

Venetian Lagoon

”It’s a war, finding fresh, local fish. Only 53,000 of us are left here, and I worry that we’re losing our identity …

Ombre Rosse

“Body Odor, Band-Aids and Bar-B-Que” Enoteca Ombre Rosse Vicolo Giandemaria, 4 43100 Parma (PR) Italy Tel: 0521 289234 Body odor, Band-Aids and …

The Omnivore’s Solution

I’ve always liked meat: fried chicken, smothered pork chops with onion gravy over rice and on special occasions, grilled steak. Throughout my …