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Being and Nothingness in Umbria

by Carolynn Carreno

 

The nice thing about Italy — well, one of the nice things about Italy — is that the wine costs about as much as water, and you pretty much can't go wrong. I love Umbrian whites like this Orvieto. Back in Los Angeles, I drink Orvieto just to remind me of Orvieto. The taralli (tires) crackers are from Puglia, but they sell them in my town, which just goes to show how open-minded Italians are becoming to the foods of other regions.

Carolynn is a semi-Mexican freelance writer who divides her time between Los Angeles and New York, and anywhere else that piques her interest. She travels for the food, the fun, and the luxurious hotel beds (not to mention those deep-dish bathtubs...)

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