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Giuliana Rizzo
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Spring is here! I know I should be happy for the gorgeous weather, the young new leaves, and the litters of kittens and puppies being born everywhere (adopt!), but I’m really a Fall person at heart, in love with its decadence and melancholy and with me not ...

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YOU'RE READING MY DIARY: SMALL PLATES
"Is this your first time at [this restaurant]? Let me tell how it works." Wait, let ME guess: It's small plates, right? And these small plates are meant to be shared, right? Of course. I've been living in DC for 11 years, and the spread of the small plates ...

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15 ESSENTIAL FOODS TO BRING HOME FROM ITALY
 I just came back from a very fulfilling vacation in Venice where I was surrounded by family, friends, and amazing food around the clock. It was also Carnival, my favorite time of year to be home, and I'm happy to report that I consumed as many traditional ...

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DEAD CHEF'S BEST OF FOOD IN DC (AND BEYOND)
A pork bao from People's Bao To celebrate the 20th consecutive year I put "eat better and exercise more" at the top of my New Year's resolutions, I decided to scrap that resolution altogether and replace it with something more achievable. No, it won't be "c...

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MINI HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: BIALETTI MOKA POT (AND TUTORIAL)
A few weeks ago, I thought to myself, "Should I work on a new holiday gift guide?" My answer was resounding "Nah" (as resounding as a "nah" can be), because I thought the  2014 holiday gift guide covered pretty much everything, especially with the suggestio...

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This time, I'm not cooking Italian food, but I'm folding origami Santas. Want to win a few! Participate in my first giveaway!

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XMAS GIVEAWAY! A BAKER'S DOZEN ORIGAMI SANTAS
You know you want them. As Christmas approaches, I find myself spending all of my evenings at home compulsively folding origami Santas. (Do you remember them? I wrote about there in last year's  holiday gift guide .) This is the only craft I have spontaneou...

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GUT BACTERIA: A SCI-FI JUNGIAN PERSPECTIVE
As I've previously admitted here , I am obsessed with the new science of gut bacteria. In the past 5+ years, scientists have begun to suggest that our intestinal bacterial flora might have a far more significant influence on our health that anyone could hav...
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