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Free in Italy…

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Italy is an expensive place to visit,  but here are some fun activities which are free.   I’ve enjoyed several of these delights myself,  and would do so again.

If you’d rather just eat your way across the world sampling desserts,  here’s  a list  of can’t-misses,  some of which I have also been lucky enough to enjoy.   Greed may be good,  but dessert is better!

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March 25, 2017 at 12:33 pm

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Unicorn toast?

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What the hell is unicorn toast?   Or mermaid toast?   Apparently there are a lot of people with too much time on their hands who live exceedingly dull lives and who think  toast topped  with naturally dyed cream cheese and sugary sprinkles in an array of pretty colors is a food trend devoutly to be wished for.

I adore cream cheese and use it in a variety of dishes,  but I don’t care to embarrass my homemade bread with pastel cream cheese,  far less sprinkles of any sort,  which I simply refuse to eat on anything,  even the standard doughnuts you customarily see them on.

Will someone please help these poor people get a life?

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March 17, 2017 at 10:45 am

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Pasta cooking…

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I seldom eat pasta because it has so many high-glycemic carbs, but I will definitely try  this method  the next time I make anything with pasta at home.   I suspect this technique requires that the book actually know what al dente pasta looks,  feels,  and tastes like.

 

 

 

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March 14, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Socialist food fails…

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What a surprise it is that a restaurant supposed to run on socialist,  collective principles is now  going out  of business,  even though it didn’t run on the principles it espoused and even though it apparently had interesting food.   Of course,  the owner  is nattering on about the principles nothaving been followed faithfully.   You’d think he would know better, being the owners of other businesses,  which presumably are for-profit.

 

 

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December 4, 2016 at 11:43 pm

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Chocolate lovers rejoice!

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If your favorite chocolate had only half as much sugar,  yet tasted the same,  would you be happy?   I’d do cartwheels,  and the Nestle company has found a way  to achieve  just that by altering the structure of the sugar.   My taste buds and I will enjoy every extra morsel in a little more than a year,  but we will be the final arbiters as to whether the promise of the claims is met.

 

 

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December 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

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Turin going vegetarian?

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Turin,  Italy has a new mayor,  and he’s clearly a liberal idiot.   How do I know?   Because he plans to make his  city vegetarian, beginning with a meat-free day.   In this region of Italy  shopping for meat is a nearly daily activity,  and there are glorious choices to make amongst the many offerings of various meats and sausages.

Not only are the butchers and markets unhappy,  but a good percentage of the citizens,  especially the older ones,  have no intention of going vegan to save the environment.    Like all normal people,  they want food which tastes good,  and meat is one of the things which tastes very good to most humans.

He has evidently been taking lessons from Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction,  because he first wants to  “educate”  the citizenry about the alternative choices.   He thinks the people who elected him are dumber than rocks,  which is,  of course,  precisely what Michelle Obama also thinks.

With any luck,  Turin will rid itself of this fool in the next election,  thus proving itself smarter than America was with His Oneness.

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November 6, 2016 at 10:09 am

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Oldest eateries…

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Here’s  a list  of the oldest restaurant in every state.    My general theory is that if a place has been in business for a century,  it probably serves good food,  so I doubt you can go wrong with any of them.   I have eaten at only two of them myself,  but what an delicious addition to my bucket list!   Who wouldn’t’ enjoy a meal at a place which still has bullet holes in the ceiling from the Wild West days?

 

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October 27, 2016 at 11:55 pm

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