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My Ultimate Italian Meal, Part II: Pasta and Meats

  • Paul Gerald
  • December 31, 2014
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Every year, I lead hiking and touring trips to Italy, and since this is Italy we’re talking about, one of the highlights is the food. I think Italians have the best cuisine in the world. The thing about Italian cooking, the way we eat it on our trip, is that it’s rarely fancy. It’s not…

Hiking in Tuscany: The Pania di Corfino

  • Paul Gerald
  • August 25, 2014
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What is it like to go hiking in Tuscany? You start in dense forest, with occasional views of tree-covered slopes stretching to the horizon. You climb higher to see bald-topped mountains in the distance and tile-roofed villages dotting the hillsides. You emerge in a cluster of houses as quaint as the hobbits’ Shire, where you…