April 2019 – Dante’s Wanderings, New in Rome, TV Chef in Umbria

Following in Dante’s Footsteps
Dante – author of the Divine Comedy, considered the father of the Italian language. The man and the myth are most often associated with his birthplace of Florence and final resting place of Ravenna. Tuscan scholar Raffaella Cavalieri uses Dante’s life as a travel guide of sorts exploring these two places and those in between where Dante wandered in exile.

A Day with Giorgione at Villa Selva
Giorgione Barchiesi may not be known in the U.S. but he’s known to Italian TV viewers who tune into his show for his home-grown approach: not only in his food but his choice of fashion (overalls please). Our Italy-based writer makes a pilgrimage to Giorgione’s restaurant and agriturismo in Umbria and tells us why you should too.

Rome’s Neighborhood Oranges 
Find out how the Eternal City’s plentiful fruit is bringing together locals, expats and new immigrants for a grassroots food project that celebrates the possibilities of what is right in front of us.

Marigold Roma: The Micro-Bakery Rome Was Missing. 
Avocado toast? Cinnamon rolls? Sourdough bread? When you are craving something different in Rome, make your way to Ostiense, for a new kind of cafe (by Roman standards) created by a Danish baker.

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