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La Carbonara: Never make these mistakes!

There are Italian recipes capable of unleashing virtual “religious wars” that manage to inflame many Bel Paese souls.  Pasta alla carbonara, sometimes simply called La Carbonara, is certainly among them.   When the British posted a recipe recently that included cream … Continue reading

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Art Looting under Napoleon: Part II

In Venice in 1562, the monks of San Giorgio Maggiore commissioned Paolo Veronese to undertake a monumental painting to decorate the far wall of the monastery’s new refectory, designed by the architect Andrea Palladio.  Finished a year later, The Wedding … Continue reading

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Art Looting under Napoleon: Part I

Looting has been around since ancient times.  The Romans established a precedent that lasted more than 2,000 years.  After the Romans it became standard practice to remove treasures from the vanquished in order to weaken their status.  Booty also provided … Continue reading

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