Category Archives: Other Marvelous Things

Il Cinquino di Zio Marco

A few months back when the new Fiat 500 was released in the States, we test drove it and gave it our review.  As it appears, the car that we really have our hearts set on, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, … Continue reading

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Due Spaghetti’s Christmas Eve Dinner Menu, and Holiday Wine Guide

It’s snowing today, just in time for Christmas. Christmas is white in our corner of the Earth, so the rare lack of snow leading up to the holidays has been welcomed, but is also just slightly disconcerting.  Winter simply never … Continue reading

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The Due Spaghetti Holiday Gift-Giving Guide for Italian Cooks

Ah, there is nothing like the holiday season to bring joy, cheer and elevated cortisol levels due to the tension and stress of battling traffic and crowds while trying to complete your Christmas shopping. As bad as it is here … Continue reading

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Madeleines – French Pastries and a Good Book

The long days and warm nights of summer are perfectly suited for settling in with a good book.  I’ve been reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery,  a fascinating and profound story about identity and personal conflict. The … Continue reading

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La Giulietta

Italians love their cars almost as much as their food and their wine. While most cars out on the Italian strade and autostrade are the practical, small, 4-cylinder vehicles typical of European nations, there are a few models that symbolize … Continue reading

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