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Alexandria, VA
Hometown: Alexandria

Member since:

January 8, 2013

What else would you like to tell our group about yourself?

After attending university in Siena, I taught English in Florence and Rome. I returned to NYC from Italy and worked in the restaurant business and the wine trade. In over a decade in the business, I worked with Chefs Anthony Bourdain, Pino Luongo, Francesco Antonucci and represented multiple italian wine producers including Bruno De Concillis and Eduardo Valentini. In October 2001, I worked the wine harvest at Podere L'Ulivello in Strada in Chianti, a lovely small wine producer in the Florentine Hills.

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What is your favorite Italian book, author, film, song, musician, food and/or city?

Favorite Book: Il Gattopardo Author: Cecco Angioleri Flim: Marriage Italian Style Song: L'Estate Musician: Carmen Consoli Food: La Cucina di Napoli City: Napoli

At what level do you speak Italian and do you speak other languages?

Parlo bene, leggo così così e scrivo male...parlo anche New Jersey

What kind of events would you most enjoy?

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My grandparents emigrated in the early 1900's from Salerno Province in Campania, just South of the Amalfi Coast. I learned Italian at Middlebury College's Summer Language School and at university in Siena, Italy

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