Bits from Yesterday and Photos April 25th 2012 I forgot to mention a couple things we learned in the cooking class yesterday. Actually, one of them I learned at a restaurant in Milano. NEVER EVER put cheese on a pasta dish that has seafood in it. “We don’t do that,” is all they can say. I asked for cheese for my mixed seafood dish, and the waiter put the cheese on the next table beside me and turned his head so as not to see me contamina ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
I'm making a 30 year anniversary trip to Italy in mid-September. I'm mainly going to Reggio Calabria, an area I've never been before. I want to see "I Bronzi," two incredible Greek statues that were discovered in the water off Riace back in 1980.
I was 40 when I went to Italy the first time, so you do the math on how old I am now. This is sort of a test to see if I can still hack it. The HoustonJulia moniker is because I live in Houston ALASKA.... full info