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Getting over Julia Child: Pici con ragù di salsiccia


On a plane ride to Rome a few years back, I took Julia Child’s “My Life in France” with me to read. It was one of those books that was so good that it made the trip go by much faster, and for this I was grateful. I was however shocked when I arrived at Julia’s assessment of Italian food, contained in a few sentences a little over halfway through the book. Julia, the queen of French cuisine, had traveled to Italy, where she deemed the sauces “boring” and the food too “simple,” declaring that “the food didn’t strike me ...

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Enjoying Siena After Sixty


Siena is one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval cities, well worth a trip even if you are only in Tuscany for a few days.

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Hanging out in Siena


Pedestrians stand in Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy.

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Siena Cathedral Floor to Go On Display


The ornate marble floor of Siena’s Duomo is one of its great treasures. Yet it is rarely uncovered in all its glory for visitors to see.

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