Fracturing in the EU
Turmoil in the EU. As noted, it’s unlikely this can carry on unabated much longer. I’ll be curious to see what comes of this for the travel biz. While I suspect our dollars will go further as the euro takes a beating, who knows what sort of levies will be enacted to try to prop up the Italian economy.
It’s not like you can bail out the 8th largest economy in the world and still have your currency mean anything.
Mmm…Mama Isa’s spaghetti alla Bottarga: one of those ingredients I wish we could source here in the US. Well, you can order it online…but it ain’t cheap. Might be a good splurge item for those wanting something a bit off the beaten culinary path.
Doug Sassi captured this impromptu street performer working for tips outside a cafe in Roma where the small tour group was catching a quick lunch. Pretty funny stuff.
Well…maybe if you walk down that street daily you don’t find his Harpo Marx routine all that entertaining, but I’ve seen this guy’s videos…he finds preoccupied people and spoofs the heck out of their haughtiness.
The flavor of Rome!
Check out Mama Isa’s carbonara recipe. It might be sacrilegious but I make a vegetarian version with fake bacon that works out just fine (I crisp it in oil with some garlic and shallots and it tastes plenty rich).
A plug for my buddy Paul’s fitness and MMA blog. Give it a read!
One last bit of Raphael’s (the modern one, not the Renaissance one) talent tonight. If you’re even a little bit interested in learning how to *really* progress in your renderings of living subjects, you need to seek his instruction.
Puerto Rico, Old San Juan and Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
Some non-Italy content if you’ll permit me…great shots of San Juan and the rainforest on Mike’s blog. This winter weather is making me miss sunny PR.