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Celebrate Terra Madre Day with Slow Food Shasta Cascade Dec 10

Join Slow Food Shasta Cascade celebrating local food on Tuesday December 10 (Terra Madre Day!) at Enjoy the Store, 6pm. Sample food and meet some of our local farmers and producers. This short video is about Slow Food’s Terra Madre… Continue Reading

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Everything I Know About Travel I Learned the Hard Way

I’ve not traveled as much as I would have liked, but I have flown to Europe three times now, most recently Italy for Slow Food’s Terra Madre conference. Four months earlier a friend invited me to Hawaii. My  return trip to Italy resulted… Continue Reading

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Italy’s Happy Memories Lessen Travel Angst

I’m home from Italy now. For a few frustrating days I wondered whether I’d be spending Christmas in Europe. On my attempt to get home I missed four flights in 96 hours. The first missed flight was due to Hurricane Sandy, the initial… Continue Reading

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Sounds of Italy

TURIN, ITALY –  Italy is sensory. It’s a feast for the eyes to take in the ancient architecture in proximity to modern Vespas (Italian motorcycles) buzzing around as a variety of people eat and stroll and talk and eat. It’s… Continue Reading

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Turino, Day 1 – Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto

TURIN, ITALY – I lucked out when I struck up a conversation with an Italian photographer my first day of the Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto conference. I couldn’t help but admire his impressive camera lens. He didn’t give me his name, but he… Continue Reading

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Day 2 in Venice: Yes, Gondolas!

I’m one of those incredibly fortunate people who’ve visted Venice before. The first time was the fall of 1996, on my honeymoon with a guy who didn’t want to ride in a gondola because it was 1. too touristy and 2. too expensive.… Continue Reading