Italy

Stomachs directed our March learning, much as they had the first two months. Mama mia, we were off to Italy!

Ancient books were dragged out of the central library basement stack  at our request. What a pity they are languishing there, mostly unread, because they were real gems:

We got absorbed in a range of great picture books:
favourite, prompted wonderful discussions about community and tradition and death and food and friends
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another favourite – oh you have to read it right to its magnificent end
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prompted discussion about work ethic, business practices and of course, pizza
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fresco-ish illustrations, fine tale
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what a wonderful way to learn!
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see above comment
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fun story
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seriously oversized, so pretty good detail in illustrations
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Then there were all the general Italy books:
absolutely the best!

In the kitchen we perfected focaccia bread and made oodles of pasta, eating it the Italian way with very little sauce. We also switched to the Italian way with pizza, scantily cladding our pizza dough and enjoying it all the more.
We used an old little originally-titled “The Best of Italian Cooking” book that is so obscure there is no internet picture for it.
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