That was Domenico’s question as we sat down to dinner at O’ PER BACCO, a lovely trattoria in the Piazza Giotto, on a recent summer evening.

“Self,” I thought, “maybe it should be.”

My thought bubble continued. I’ll combine it with other meals we’ve eaten here. It’s always good eats…

Part 14 … and final chapter … of

THE YEAR OF LIVING COVID-ANGEROUSLY

Pilates, then zumba, had re-started … outside. It was GREAT, physically and psychologically. It took a couple of pilates lessons to get my balance back … important for someone who pretends to be a retired ballerina. My…

Part 12 of
THE YEAR OF LIVING COVID-ANGEROUSLY

March marches forward. I had vaccine envy as more and more of my American friends were announcing first shot, second shot … plans to travel in the summer.

I checked the Lufthansa app, then United … and Delta, which flies from Pisa…

Part 10 of
THE YEAR OF LIVING COVID-ANGEROUSLY

I meant this sarcastically, of course. Because, well, nobody.

Tuscany was now an orange zone. Semantics. For us. Orange and red are almost the same, having to do with who can and cannot work … we still needed at least one good…

Part 9 of
THE YEAR OF LIVING COVID-ANGEROUSLY

It was time to pick up our new car, our new electric car … the Volkswagen ID.3. It was announced for delivery in the spring, then the pandemic struck and production stopped. My friend Mark loves his EV. That’s how people with…

Linda Mancini … A Forkful of Italy

Life … and cooking … in the Tuscan countryside.

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