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Cooking Schools: Academia Barilla

If you find your groove in Italian cooking, there’s no better place to perfect it than in Parma, on the banks of the Po.
May 2008
travel + culture

2006: The Year in Travel

Your most memorable trip this year? The Pacific Northwest in the U.S. and Canada, and hot cities like Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver.
travel + culture

For Show in Parma

Until January 6 Parma is hosting Foodscapes—Art & Gastronomy, a lively province-wide show on food in the contemporary arts.
travel + culture

A Not So Secret Garden

Florid until the early 20th century, the Monastic garden in Rome eventually deteriorated in ruins until a decade ago, when it was restored.
food + cooking

The World’s Best Figs, but the Supply is Limited

In the sunny Cilento region around Salerno, south of Naples, the harvest of white figs is just now wrapping.
travel + culture

Venice Just Got a Little More Interesting

travel + culture

Lovely Food Among the Ruins

Finally, a new team at Bernini, in Rome's Piazza Navona, has created a delicious anomal—a good restaurant in the middle of a tourist mecca.
chefs + restaurants

All That Glitters is a Golden Tapir

Gold, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's new restaurant in Milan, brings glitz to a new level.
chefs + restaurants

First Taste: Acquolina Hostaria

Angelo Troiani, the Michelin-starred chef at Il Convivio says he decided on a dare to open a fish restaurant and to create one of Rome's best seafood places.
travel + culture

Hurry While the Supply Lasts

You've heard of long-distance adoptions? Well, now you can become a long-distance shepherd by adopting a Sardinian sheep.