The American: For Italy & the World
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Between the lines
Suzanne divides her time between the U.S, Italy and southern France.
Saying "no thanks" to a wide variety of foods is a Western affliction that cuts out whole segments of the world's bounty and insults the poor.
A host's amazing dinner turns out to hail from a wholly unexpected source, a frozen food outlet.
Vignarola is a traditional Italian spring delight, but sometimes it's best to let the vegetables express themselves.
Memories of dishes made and eaten, and above all of tastes, can help sum up a lifetime of ups and downs and meals shared.
Minding your table manners can be extremely useful, and polite, so long as you know one size doesn't necessarily fit all.