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Prosciutto and Poached Egg Tartine

The open-faced French sandwich known as a tartine takes well to an endless array of toppings. Here, we slather toasted bread with pesto, then layer on arugula, prosciutto and a perfectly poached egg to create a supremely satisfying (and easy) morning meal. <b>Prosciutto and Poached Egg Tartine</b></b> …

Breakfast

Healthy Zuppa Toscana

1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook on all sides until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.<p>2. …

Recipes

Italian Herb Baked Meatballs (With Video)

<b>Best Ever Italian Herb Baked Meatballs</b> are the perfect recipe to learn how to make meatballs the right way. They are truly the most amazing meatballs …

Italian Sausage Ragu With Cheesy Polenta

Take Me Straight To The Recipe<p>I’ve been intrigued by sausage ragu recipes on t’interweb for a while, and I figured that it would be a good way to …

Italian Food

The Game-Changing Success of Black Panther

Marvel has hit big with a movie that leads with the artistry of its storytelling and the diversity of its characterization. Hollywood would do well to take notice.<p>Over the last few years, a lot of pernicious Hollywood myths about what movies are “marketable” have been shattered. Old excuses about …

Marvel Universe

The Avengers’ biggest villain, Thanos, explained

He loves Death, jewelry and piles of dead superheroes<p><i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> is just a few short months away, and there’s one question surprisingly still hanging in the air before the massive blockbuster hits screens. After 10 years of buildup, and six years since the character’s first on-screen …

Marvel Universe

How To Eat Healthy In Florence And Rome

When you think of Italian cuisine, “light” isn’t exactly the first word that comes to mind. Handmade, carb- and dairy-heavy pasta dishes are irresistible; wheels of beautifully aged cheese call your name; and sugary indulgences such as tiramisu and gelato don’t exactly do wonders for the waistline. …

Italy

Our Top Tips for Touring One of Florence’s Most Visited Sites: the Cathedral Complex

Travel

10 of the Best Books of February 2018

10 of the Best Books of February 2018

Books

10 Greatest X-MEN Stories of All Time

Uncanny! Amazing! Astonishing! Extreme! X-MEN!

Comics

The Ultimate Foodie’s Guide To A Day In Florence, Italy

<b>BY JORDYN ASAKOWICZ</b><p>Florence’s walkability is part of its charm and convenience, but because nearly every <i>strada</i> boasts several enticing eateries, the …

Italy

Guide to the Uffizi Gallery: Italy's Great Renaissance Art Museum

The Uffizi Gallery, or Galleria degli Uffizi, of Florence, is among the most visited museums in Italy, second only to the Vatican Museums of Rome, …

Art History

Here’s where every Avenger is when Infinity War starts

Don’t expect to hear much about Bucky’s brain in Black Panther<p>While some fans hoped that we might see resolution of a certain Marvel Cinematic Universe plot line in <i>Black Panther</i> or <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, a recent tie-in comic seems to have tied the whole thing up in a tidy bow.<p>When the credits …

Marvel Universe

Sausage and Pasta

Ingredients<p>2 Tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 lb ground Italian Sausage<br>• 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese<br>• ½ cup grated Parmesan<br>• 24 oz package of fresh cheese Tortellini<br>• 3 cups …

The 50 Best Movies of 2017

One idea to ultimately keep in mind, as you count down the best movies of the year with us, is that this list is the result of math. Each staff …

Paste's 20 Most Popular Movies Stories of 2017

With 2017 receding into the distance and 2018 bearing down upon us, it’s a good time to take stock and appreciate some of the features/essays our …

The Most-read WIRED Culture Stories of 2017

Earlier this year, WIRED published a story that asked a question that seemed to encapsulate internet culture in 2017: What does 'covfefe' mean? The …

I Read 75 Books In One Year & Here's What I Learned

I set (what I thought was) an ambitious reading goal for myself in January 2017: I wanted to read 52 books. One book every week seemed challenging …

Best Day Trips in Tuscany

The back roads of Tuscany are a dream for anyone who has uttered the word “sports car.” Most of the roads here follow every dip and curve of the …

Do's and Don'ts for an Unforgettable Tuscany Road Trip

Flickr<p>Few places in the world stir our collective romantic wanderlust like Tuscany. Whether it's the allure of the rolling hills dotted with cypress trees and olive groves or the idea of wandering cobbled streets and sipping local varietals, hitting the open road in Tuscany is a memorable getaway …

Rooms with a view: 12 stunning settings in Tuscany

Florence, Siena and Montepulciano are just a few of the stunning cities that define the beautiful region of Tuscany. The Tyrrhenian Sea borders its western coast, and nearly two-thirds of the area is comprised of rolling hills. Between the historic centers, nature reserves and a dominant arts and …

Florence off-the-beaten path: one day in Firenze like a local

<b>Florence, my hometown,</b> is probably one of the most renowned cities in the world. It’s the cradle of the Renaissance and is famous for its great …

Italy

Your Cheat Sheet To Italian Coffee Culture

In Italy, there are people willing to walk half a mile first thing in the morning to get the very best. There are those who don’t just look at the quality of the espresso but also the thickness of the cup, because some prefer thick ceramic, which retains heat better, but others refuse to drink …

Cooking Class in Tuscany

Tuscany is the perfect place to eat.And after inhaling plate after plate of incredible food, you might even want to give eating a break, and cook a …

Italy

Florence's Oltrarno: Why Visit the "Other Side" of the Arno

Get off the beaten path in Florence… without even leaving the historic center! Just walking across the River Arno brings you to one of our favorite …

Italy

The Florence Most Travelers Never See

The Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, and the Uffizi are just the beginning. Two local tastemakers dish on what you really need to see and do in the beautiful Tuscan capital.<p>A trip to Florence wouldn’t be complete without paying homage to its holy trinity of attractions: the Florence Cathedral, …

Italy

Life truly is beautiful in Tuscany’s underappreciated Arezzo

<b>Arezzo was made famous as the setting for Roberto Benigni film Oscar-winning La vita è bella, but with its rich art and architecture, Elizabeth Warkentin finds the Italian city is an attraction in its own right</b><p>The Piazza Grande is the most noteworthy medieval square in Arezzo. (iStockphoto)<p>It’s …

Italy

Living The Dream: 9 Incredible Tuscan Escapes On Airbnb

2 minute Read<p>Tuscany is known for its lavish landscape, mouthwatering olive oil, unique artistic legacy, and most importantly its abundance of wine. …

Italy

The Best Small Hotels in Tuscany

(c) Pensione Bencista<p>Staying in a small, owner-run hotel ensures an authentic experience and personalized service. Here, The Good Hotel Guide selects five of the best small hotels in Tuscany from their collection. All are set in historic buildings and offer great value.<p>1. <b>Relais Uffizi, Florence</b><p>(c) …

Mini guide to 10 lesser-known hill towns in Tuscany

Since you really appreciated our “Mini guide to the top 10 hill towns in Tuscany,” we decided to write a similar post highlighting <b>10 additional</b> …