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Texas Highlights

I just got back from a three-week long friends, food, and family extravaganza in Texas, towing behind me an overflowing suitcase full of new…

Identità di Libertà

Identità di Libertà

This weekend, Emilio and I had the pleasure of being invited to San Marino to participate in Identità di Libertà, a fascinating day of…

Food Design

Food Design

It’s Design Week again here in Milan: an inspiring conglomeration of creatives and designers from all over the globe that descend upon Milan for…

Identità Golose

Identità Golose

This year marked my first edition of Identità Golose, the international chef’s congress started in Milan (though there is now a New York and…

2010 Christmas List

2010 Christmas List

I’ll start by quoting my post from exactly one year ago: “It happens every year, but it never ceases to surprise me: it’s almost…

A Faraway Fourth

A Faraway Fourth

My Uncle John’s ranch house before the 4th of July party. Foto by my cousin Jim Drought. Ooops! It was the Fourth of July…

Art, Design and Burgers

Art, Design and Burgers

In celebration of  this week’s “Salone del Mobile” (the international design expo and furniture fair that takes over Milan each year in an explosive…

Best Burger in Town?

Best Burger in Town?

A lot of burger joints around here profess to be the best in town/state/country/world, and it’s always fun to challenge those claims. My (Italian)…

Riverside: Gas and BBQ

Riverside: Gas and BBQ

In my interview with Corriere della Sera, I talked about one of my favorite spots in my hometown – Riverside Market. For Italians, the…

On homecoming

On homecoming

I woke up at 5 a.m. on my first morning back in Texas, and laid in bed until I saw the first glow of…