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Celebrating Sardinia

The southwestern corner of Sardinia is called Sulcis. The word derives from the Carthaginian city of Solki. This is just one tiny example of the cultural palimpsest that makes up present-day Sardinia. Before the Carthaginians when the Phoenicians began visiting … Continue reading

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A Feast from Wood-fired Ovens

Why does food taste better when it’s been baked in a wood-fired oven? Maybe because of the wood smoke. Maybe because it’s infused with the toil of cutting the firewood, carting it to the oven, lighting the oven early in … Continue reading

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A Tour Sprouts

I’ve long wondered how to incorporate the rich agricultural heritage of the Lucca plain into a tour. Watching a bean stalk grow would try the patience even of a very slow traveller. On Thursday I visited the organic farm Favilla … Continue reading

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