Blog archives for July, 2010

Archive for July, 2010

Giuliano Bugialli

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

I have several cookbooks by Giuliano Bugialli. He, along with Marcella Hazan are the probably the most respected authors of Italian Cookbooks. Like Marcella, Giuliano has written his books in English and directed them to the American market. I don’t think that either of them is well know in Italy and their books are not […]

Early Adventures in Italian

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Sometimes making errors in a language is a good way to learn words. If I use a word incorrectly then I have found that I learn both the correct word and the wrong word quite well – it really sticks in my mind. On one of my first trips to Italy when I knew very […]


Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Torino (Turin) is sometimes thought of as the Detroit of Italy because of it’s association with FIAT, the giant Italian car company. That is interesting enough for a totally separate post some time in the future. In any case the comparison of Torino to Detroit is a flawed one since Torino has a very long […]

The Italians

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

That is the title of a book by Luigi Barzini. Please note that this is by Luigi Barzini Jr. Since his father was also a well known Italian journalist. They both worked at the Milanese newspaper Corriere della Sera – Italy’s equivalent of the New York Times. But Junior outdid his father in writing some […]