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Posted in film, High Fashion, italy, men on December 3, 2010 by John

Wie schön das ist!

Posted in africa, America, california, EAST COAST, Iraq, italy, japan, mexico, New York, san francisco, the ocean, UK, WEST COAST, world on May 30, 2010 by saramurray

Motown Around the World (on NPR)

A Set of Boccini

Posted in games, italy, san francisco, WEST COAST with tags , on November 23, 2009 by John

The bocce court in Aquatic Park always seemed like one of San Francisco’s best open secrets. There’s a shed in the corner that’s always locked up. If you take a look inside, there are vintage photos of bocce teams past, and some of the most beautiful balls you’ll ever see.

This all led me to wonder if there actually was a bocce community in the City, maybe just below the surface. Thankfully, the Bold Italic, a sort of locals tourist guide, answered the question for me in the best bocce article you’ll read all week.

The answer is not really.

But there are still some hold outs. The best bocce players in the US are in San Francisco, so that’s something.

If you want to see the rules for the official Volo Bocce, they’re here.

And thanks to friend and photog-blogger of all things San Fran, Ashleigh, for the pic.

Nine & 1/2

Posted in celebrities, film, italy, tubes on May 15, 2009 by John

Daniel Day & Federico.  But in a stupid Baz like musical.  Oh, they’re playing with my heartstrings.


Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie

Posted in 2008, food, France, italy, news with tags , , on April 26, 2008 by kevin

Bread Contest

The French, after more than 10 years, reclaim the title of best bakers in the world.  Contest involved Baguettes and other typical pastries.  Taiwan was 2nd place with Italy following after.

Internet Pizza Conspiracies

Posted in food, friends, italy, los angeles, public intoxication, web chatter with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2008 by John

So Bittman posted today about Rome’s number two pizza spot, Forno (#1 Here). I got a little depressed, until I saw this:


over at LAist moments later, and decided that the next time we go up to LA we’re gonna get some real, honest to God “over there” pizza. BYOB too.

After the jump, look at beautiful Roman Pizza Bianco at Bittman’s number one. Continue reading