Round-up: Parma, Body Scanners, Sightjogging, House-Sitting

Stendhal in Parma [NY Times] The Cursing Mommy Cooks Italian [The New Yorker – humor, of course!] Italy’s Reality is a Vita Not So Dolce [The Globe and Mail] Italy Made Easy [The Telegraph] Body Scanners Coming to Rome, Milan…

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Get Cooking On Your Italy Vacation

I am now catching up on summer magazine reading and just came across Gourmet’s May issue, which has tons of information on cooking schools in Italy and elsewhere. So, I wanted to give you the lowdown on the schools I…

Spain Conquers Italy

Large parts of Italy were once united under the Spanish flag, with conquests in Naples and Sicily by the houses of Aragon and Bourbon, among others. Even Milan and Parma were under Spanish rule at one point. I confess that…

Gastronomic Tour of Emilia Romagna

You can eat well just about anywhere in Italy. But Italians know that Italy’s culinary heart lies in Emilia Romagna.┬áRag├║ alla Bolognese, premium balsamic vinegar from Modena, Parma ham,┬áparmigiano cheese, mortadella – all of these scrumptious items come from Emilia…