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Growing up Italian: The “abominable” Biscotti

My maternal grandmother was what one would call- nowadays- a fashionista.

Living “la dolce vita” in Firenze (Florence) at the eve of WWII could have been glamorous. She took full advantage of it. Married to my grandfather, a Marshall of the Italian Army, she attended the Opera wearing the latest fashion, and purchased her shoes from Salvatore Ferragamo, who back then was just emerging as a promising shoemaker in Italy.

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“Stan the Biscotti Man”-Pietra’s Artisan Bakery

As Politi and I each sat down with a cup of coffee and a gourmet Italian Almond Biscotti handcrafted by Politi himself, I knew at first bite why he had acquired the nickname, “Stan the Biscotti Man”.

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