Weekend Birthdays in the Culinary World

This weekend two culinary icons celebrated birthdays. Julia Child would have been 103 years old; Karl Fazer, age 149. Karl who, you say? Ask a Finn!

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Finland Flashback

I still have some jet lag from our trip to Finland, but I found this old post from five years ago I wanted to share, when we first met one of our relatives.

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Missing Finland…

Having returned from an epic family trip to Finland just a few days ago, I am waking up each morning thinking of having coffee with our Finnish family.

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Sphere Magazine, August 1973

The August 1973 Sphere magazine issue is full of ideas for picnics, bicycle trips, elegant outdoor fare, and making waffles on a lazy summer weekend.

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Italy, Part 6 and Final: Tuscany

Castello d’Albola was built in the 15th century and is one of the masterpieces of Tuscany. This castle was our final stop of the tour.

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Italy, Part 5: Sicily

Feudo Principi di Butera is an estate that once belonged to royal families, even Sicily’s first prince. It is indeed still a noble place, and my favorite.

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Italy, Part 4: Sicily

There is no place on earth like Sicily.

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Italy Part 3: Masseria Altemura

Our trip to Zonin’s estate Masseria Altemura was to celebrate their inauguration. It was a grand party in every way!

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