The (Tuscan) History of Opera

I recently learned that opera is the Italian word for “work.” I found that surprising for a couple of reasons. First, I think of opera as a form of expression so full of beauty, grace and emotion, that it could not possibly have anything to do with work. Second, I always understood lavoro to be […]

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Ribollita

One of the hallmarks of Italian cooking, which sets it apart from the way we cook and eat in many parts of the US, is nearly complete devotion to the season. It’s cold outside and I’m starting to think about which warm, comforting, delicious foods they must be making in Tuscany right now. Dark green […]

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