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PAPAL GASTRONOMY SINCE ST. PETER

Text © 2014 by Lucy Gordan Two years ago at a market stall near Vatican City I bought three illustrated cookbooks published only in Italian as supplements of the Italian magazine Famiglia Cristiana: La Cucina dei Pellegrini, La Cucina dei Papi, and La Cucina dei Santi... read more

HEINZ BECK: TWENTY YEARS AT LA PERGOLA

text ©2014 On Sunday February 9 during the 10th edition of Identità Golose, Bavarian-born Heinz Beck, Rome’s only chef with three Michelin stars, was awarded the title of “Chef of the Year 2014.” Paolo Marchi, the Founder and Director of Identità Golose, and... read more

 AUTUMN IN VERMONT

  text and photos ©2012 Driving down nearly deserted roads during the first two weeks of October, I couldn’t help but wonder, ‘If this is the busy season, what is Vermont like in the off-season.’ This, after all, was the “high season” as... read more

MOLISE

Molise is a tiny region with just 28 kilometers of seaside and very limited tourism. Wine has been made here since pre-Roman times, and was commented upon by Pliny the Elder. Today the area has about 49,000 acres under vine, grown on the long, low hills that stretch... read more