Food

Autumn on the Lake

Autumn on the lake

  My family is planning on another Labor Day at the lake. ...

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Grilled Corn

Fiery Grilled Corn

  There’s not much you need to do to corn on the ...

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Burrata

Fried Bread With Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Arugula and Burrata

  A dense, round loaf of artisan bread is needed here as ...

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Close up of hand picking tomato from basket.

A Midsummer Eve’s Meal

View image | gettyimages.com I try to get an early start on ...

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Cobblestone

Navigating Rome’s cobblestones

  Some months ago I wrote a blog about Rome’s cobblestone streets ...

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Pope Julius

Who’s buried in Pope Julius II’s tomb?

Pope Julius II (1503-13) had grandiose ideas for his tomb. He wanted ...

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St Peter

Doing the Dome

  Climbing to the top of the dome of St. Peter’s isn’t ...

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Viale Tastevere

East Side, West Side, all around Trastevere

  Trastevere — the colorful old neighborhood across the Tiber from central ...

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Snapshots

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Rome’s Piazza di Spagna

#182059729 / gettyimages.com The Spanish Steps in Rome. In the foreground is ...

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Lake Garda in the morning

#468818661 / gettyimages.com Lake Garda in the morning. Sunrise over the mountains. ...

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A Marble Quarry in the Alpi Apuane

#488312359 / gettyimages.com Marble quarry, Colonnata, Alpi Apuane, Italy #488312357 / gettyimages.com

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Is Arutas Beach (Sardinia)

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