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Italian Spa Day, with a Big Salad

Italy is a geologically active country with lots of warm thermal springs, prized for their therapeutic effects on skin, body and state of mind. Hotels and spas congregate around these termi, and often there are clinics attached, where Italian clients present a doctor’s prescription for consultations, physical therapy and other interventions. I have an Italian [...]

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Tue, July 16 2013 » Italian food, Italian ingredients, Italian lifestyle, salads, Tuscany, Uncategorized » No Comments

Mountain Salad with Bacon, Fontina and Caramelized Onions

Travel to the extreme northwest corner of Italy and you’ll be in Valle d’Aosta, a semi- autonomous alpine region with a fierce sense of its unique identity. It’s also known as Val d’Aosta and therein lies a clue to a place where French and Italian are the official languages–and whose cuisine combines the best of [...]

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Sat, January 26 2013 » Italian food, Italian lifestyle, salads, travel, Uncategorized » No Comments