Category Archives: Stuff We Like

When celebrations are in order: an epochal ruling and a tomato and provolone risotto

The saying goes that everyone is entitled to their opinion. I do not completely agree. I think that everyone is entitled to their opinion as long as it is respectful and mindful of the fact that other people’s opinion may … Continue reading

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Portrait of a lady: Marella Agnelli – The Last Swan

Lately Stefano has been traveling a lot for work and, as a result, I have been cooking much less. No complaint there because I have had more time to dedicate to one of my passions: books. Right now, I’m devouring … Continue reading

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When celebrity chefs feel the need to reinvent the wheel: Carlo Cracco and his infamous garlicky Amatriciana

Last month, the Italian culinary world has been shocked by the Amatriciana recipe suggested by one of our superstar chefs: Carlo Cracco. While attending an Italian TV show, the famous chef listed a garlic clover as one of the ingredients … Continue reading

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Lately… Inside Chanel

When I really like something, I tend to get obsessed with it. One of my latest obsessions? The latest CHANEL N°5 commercial – The One That I Want. It’s a short film once again directed by the super-talented Baz Luhrmaan, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Originally posted on Clicks & Corks:
Black bear sow (Ursus americanus) with cub on a tree Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms who read this blog! 🙂

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Breaking News: The demise of tiramisu’?

A few days ago, I read an article on an Italian newspaper that saddened me a bit. Le Beccherie, an Italian restaurant located in Treviso (a town in the northeastern region of Veneto) that is credited for creating one of … Continue reading

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When knowledge turns into style: Encyclopedia of the Exquisite

With Thanksgiving come and gone and the countdown to Christmas already started, it’s time to finalize our wish and gift lists. Well, let me help you with your gift list by suggesting an idea that, hopefully, will make one or more of the … Continue reading

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Dartstrip | It’s Magnetic!

Originally posted on Fig & Quince:
  Baba joon snapping a 1″ piece of Dartstrip to put up a pic of the grandkids The photo series above shows my dear father snapping off a one inch piece of Dartstrip to…

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Saint Emilion Chronicles #4: His French Heaven

After presenting a little bit of Saint Emilion in general, one of its magnificent churches and Saint Emilion’s sweet treats on previous posts, time has come to unveil the little “secret” about where we stayed during our visit: but of … Continue reading

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Saint Emilion Chronicles #3: les macarons et les cannelés

Hello everyone! This will be my contribution to our ongoing Saint Emilion series. This post is about food, so it naturally belongs to my expertise “department”. 🙂 So, picture it: Saint Emilion, July 2013. We were sitting in Patrick’s wine … Continue reading

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