Experience Italy

The Day the Earth Shook

The Day the Earth Shook

Mother Nature — a term that is such a complete contradiction. Nature, the most powerful force in the universe is …

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108 Hours in Cannara

108 Hours in Cannara

Nothing says summer to me like spending a few weeks in Umbria, visiting friends, finding new and interesting products for …

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Umbria in Mongolfiera

Umbria in Mongolfiera

If you’ll hold my hand we’ll chase your dream across the sky For we can fly we can fly up, …

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Sardinia? Don’t mind if I (su porche)du.

Sardinia? Don’t mind if I (su porche)du.

When July rolls around and the heat is out of control, there’s only one thought that crosses my mind: Get …

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Travel Tips: Umbrian History

Travel Tips: Umbrian History

Umbria is an area steeped in history and culture. It is crossed by two valleys: the Umbrian valley from Perugia …

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From Cocktail Zero to Cocktail Hero

From Cocktail Zero to Cocktail Hero

I have always felt that there is something very smooth and sophisticated about having a drink and taking a moment …

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Food & Drinks

The Tale of Two Accidents

The Tale of Two Accidents

Early last spring, my dad and I attempted to go spring skiing out in Deep Creek, Maryland. Rainy and foggy …

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Exploring America’s Dairyland

Exploring America’s Dairyland

Wisconsin. America’s Dairyland. Home of the Cheeseheads. Guys, let me tell you…they didn’t get those nicknames for nothing. Last week, …

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From Across the Pond to your Neighborhood

From Across the Pond to your Neighborhood

“Wow! Look at all this cheese! I can’t believe you have so many different kinds of Itali…Wait a minute…This isn’t …

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Finger Lickin’ Chicken

Finger Lickin’ Chicken

Growing up, I always hated chicken. It was almost invariably dry and tasteless, unless of course it came battered and …

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That Was Toga-lly Awesome: Murder Mystery at Via Umbria

That Was Toga-lly Awesome: Murder Mystery at Via Umbria

“Et tu Brute?” I gasp dramatically, clutching my chest and looking wistfully out as I collapse on the steps of …

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See You in the Wine Room

See You in the Wine Room

Between the rugged overhead wooden beams and the long elegant glass table, you may feel caught between the modern and …

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Entertain

What’s your beef? Everything you need to know about steak.

What’s your beef? Everything you need to know about steak.

If you’ve been by the Via Umbria meat counter lately you may have noticed a steak called the teres major. …

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The Art of Pairing Beer and Cheese

The Art of Pairing Beer and Cheese

When most people think of pairing cheese with a beverage, they jump straight to wine. Don’t get me wrong, I …

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A Bounty of Bacon

A Bounty of Bacon

BACON! Okay, now that I have your attention let’s have a little chat, because bacon is a bit more complicated …

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Fifty Pounds of Cheese: A MELT Retrospective

Fifty Pounds of Cheese: A MELT Retrospective

On Wednesday March 30, passport in hand, our intrepid MELTers traveled through the raclette rivers and fondue forests to visit …

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Bottomless Bellini Brunch

Bottomless Bellini Brunch

Brunch wasn’t until the afternoon, but the laboratorio kitchen got busy around ten o’ clock on Easter morning. Marco, Chiara, Bill, Suzy …

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A Very Cherry Cocktail

A Very Cherry Cocktail

Matt, our resident cocktail connoisseur, will be starting with us next week! In honor of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, …

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Events

That Was Toga-lly Awesome: Murder Mystery at Via Umbria

That Was Toga-lly Awesome: Murder Mystery at Via Umbria

“Et tu Brute?” I gasp dramatically, clutching my chest and looking wistfully out as I collapse on the steps of …

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The Burger Days of Summer

The Burger Days of Summer

Hamburgers–where do I begin? I could try to define one, but I’d probably get bogged down in some long-winded debate …

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Sardinia? Don’t mind if I (su porche)du.

Sardinia? Don’t mind if I (su porche)du.

When July rolls around and the heat is out of control, there’s only one thought that crosses my mind: Get …

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CMI: A Retrospective on the Cheesiest Weekend

CMI: A Retrospective on the Cheesiest Weekend

As some of you may remember, I wrote a post a few weeks ago about competing in the Cheesemonger Invitational …

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99 Bottles of Wine on the Wall

99 Bottles of Wine on the Wall

There are few tasks more daunting than choosing a bottle of wine at a restaurant. Whether you’re an Everyday Enthusiast …

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About Fathers

About Fathers

When you’re young, a dad can do no wrong. Somewhere along the way to adulthood, many people outgrow this feeling, …

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