Miami: don’t forget your flip-flops

Okay, I’ll admit it: there was a moment when I thought about ripping up my ticket, buying a bathing suit and some flip flops and dropping off the grid. Miami is an extremely interesting city, the least “American” of all of the cities I’ve visited in the U.S. It’s cosmopolitan and interracial. Many ethnicities are […]

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North Carolina on my mind

From the fall winds to warm weather of North Carolina to the heat and humidity of Miami. As my trip wore on, I began to wear less clothes. I was worried that I would have trouble presenting the red wines as the weather got warmer. But I was wrong. Even in Miami Beach, alcohol and […]

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There is no love sincerer than the love of food (in Chicago)

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food,” read the note I found on the blackboard at Davanti Enoteca/Pizzeria in Chicago. And to be entirely sincere, I really loved the magnificent pizza Marghertia with doppia mozzarella di bufala (double buffalo’s milk, authentic mozzarella).

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Off to the Merano Wine Festival!

My big red Samsonite is finally back in the closet and I can break out my trusty carry on for a shorter trip this time: I’m heading to Merano Wine Festival 2010, “one of the most elite and elegant food and wine events in Europe,” at least according to the event organizer, Gourmet’s International. I […]

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