Category Archives: Tuscany

A Day at Ombuto

I thought today I would give you a view of what my days are like at this culinary vacation. 8:30 am: breakfast. My breakfast includes strong Italian coffee with frothed milk, a slice or two of prosciutto, a small wedge … Continue reading

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Excursion Day

Today was excursion day!  We boarded a bus that had no business being on the scary gravel road, and headed to Arezzo.  This region of Tuscany is made of medieval walled mountain towns.  They are full of architecture from the … Continue reading

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Pizza Night

Though I thought 9 was pretty late for breakfast, I was the first person there.  Cool gadgets Chef Paola has that I do not: automatic milk frother, electric orange juicer.  Great coffee, whole grain bread still warm from the oven, local … Continue reading

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The Etruscans

I am taking care of the final details for my trip to Italy. I confess I am feeling uncharacteristic apathy. Don’t get me wrong…I close my eyes and imagine myself relaxing with a glass of wine on the terrace of … Continue reading

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And Then Syria Murdered Its Citizens in Their Sleep

Six weeks before I was to leave for my long anticipated tour of Israel, Syria used nerve gas on its own people, murdering more than 1000 in the middle of the night.  And the US (as I type this) is … Continue reading

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