Tag Archives: Elizabeth Margolis-Pineo

Savor the SoPo Strip

Another tasty summer DIY tour was an afternoon stroll of SoPo’s Cottage Avenue “strip.” Our mostly-walking tour begins at Terra Cotta, a gourmet market and take-out mecca saving busy people from Ramen and Lean Cuisine one delectable meal at a … Continue reading

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The Maine Cottage II: Living History

More tales of summer warmth for a cold winter, published in June, July & August 2014 © Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Maine cottages of all shapes and sizes offer charm and comfort. Some also offer a sense of history. … Continue reading

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New Year’s La Spezia Style

We just opened our winter package from Andrea Poggi, our beloved friend in Cinque Terre, Italy. Sometimes the stamps are as fascinating as the contents – check out this Primo Carnera stamp, below. Andrea and I spend a lot of … Continue reading

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Batali, Bastianich & Baudelaire

The New Orange Briefcase We are back in New York City for our annual art and tasting tour. My friend’s sturdy briefcase is a warm and sophisticated shade of orange which makes it easier than ever to follow him through … Continue reading

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Savoring Maine’s “Top of the Crop”

Ah, Portland. Our own little sustainable, all-season banquet. Although I detest the word “foodie,” Portland has developed an international reputation for outstanding farmed, fished and foraged fare. From foie gras gorge and tartare tours to Joe Ricchio’s legendary Deathmatch, Portland’s … Continue reading

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When in Rome…Take a Walk

For Eleanor and Malcolm who are on their way to Rome. Here is our favorite walk, “off the beaten track,” through Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese, the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere. Dear Eleanor and Malcolm:  It’s springtime.  Slip away from … Continue reading

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Meet Me At The Waldorf

All this and a taxi back to the Waldorf, a schmoozy unwind in the piano bar, and a great night’s sleep. S’wonderful.  •

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Mr. Poggi’s Gift

A mysterious package arrived by post yesterday from our friend Mr. Poggi in Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy.  It was heavy. We thought it might be a bottle of his wine or maybe another encyclopedia-sized slab of pancetta. It … Continue reading

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