November 26, 2015 | Rome, Italy | Light rain shower 8°C
The American: For Italy & the World

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Letizia Mattiacci

Letizia runs Alla Madonna del Piatto, an Umbrian cooking school and B&B, and has a blog.

In the cloud

When the rain lashes down and the world seems oh-so-bleak, bake a cake.

Don't add it up

Though limited-ingredient recipes are all the rage, cooking is not about those kinds of numbers.


When your 73-year-old aunt decides to unfriend you on Facebook, it's time to focus on peaches.

The sham

Behind the cheap online travel deals are companies that milk discounts indiscriminately.

Apples of memory

When someone you love dies, honor them by making a dish you once joyously shared.

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