Somewhere between the former hospital of San Lorenzo and the Porta Nuova we began to wilt. The sun blazed. The children whined. The paintings we’d been to see had been uninspiring. And as usual, we’d gotten a late start so we were out during the mezzojourno – that time of day when all self-respecting Italians [...]
At my local grocery store the other day, a group of customers surged around the fish counter. ‘I’ll take three,’ one man said. ‘Heck, at that price, I’ll take six!’ Behind the counter a huge iced stack of Dungeness Crabs was being scooped into plastic bags.
I looked into my basket at the gathered lasagna makings [...]