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Herman Posthumus: What’s Left Behind

The word ‘discard’ is a Renaissance invention, related literally to gaming and the notion of de-carding, or throwing a card away, but also used figuratively from at least 1580 and perhaps earlier in its earlier form, and perhaps even earlier, … Continue reading

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When in Rome: Carbonara

Is there anything more wonderful than a spaghetti carbonara as it’s served in Rome?  I remember one long, hot summer when friends and I rented an apartment in Trastevere in a building adjacent to and above (we had access to … Continue reading

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