An Italian Vocabulary for the Games at Sochi

The  XXll Winter Olympic Games are scheduled to open in Sochi Russia on February 7, 2014. The main events are scheduled at the Sochi Olympic Park on the coast of the Black Sea and the ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana in the Western Caucasus. Italy will send 113 athletes to compete in ice hockey, speed skating, figure skating, …

She’s Got a Ticket to Ride

I've been traveling to Italy once or twice a year for the last 15 years on business and pleasure. That means I've spent a fair amount of time on various airline booking sites trying to find the best fare. Independent travelers like me often feel that finding the best (and I'll explain my idea of …

Slicing Through Italy

Butcher W.A.Van Berkel began producing meat slicing machines in the late 1800’s in Holland. The quality and innovation of his design quickly differentiated him from his competitors. The concave blade and machine movement allowed a more precise cut especially favored by European meat markets. The proper slicing of salumi and salami in Italy is both an …