Monthly Archives: November 2012
The Arno has standing waves tonight.
In 2010, KC and I spent a month in Venezuela, one of the best trips of my life. Eleven of the days we spent in Venezuela were in dugout canoes, traveling up and down 5 different rivers deep in the jungle, leaving canoes tied to a tree for someone to retrieve months later when the […]
Italy in the fall is known for food festivals. Ken and I were anxious to attend one or two, especially since Tuscany seems to love wild mushrooms as much as Oregonians. (And we missed chanterelle season!) We made some half-hearted attempts to look some up when we transferred from northern Italy to Florence, thinking we […]
Didn’t know I’d miss ginger so.
Lampredotto is a sandwich unique to Florence. Having been a seller of sandwiches, this piqued my curiosity. I learned of this bovine sandwich whilst perusing Secret Florence, a great guide book about the local lore of this town. It speaks of things you won’t hear from tour guides. For example, there is a relief of an […]