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November 2, 2010

If Nutmeg and Basil were two characters in a movie, they would be played by Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.  When Harry Met Sally has been my favorite movie since I first saw it six years ago.

But when Nutmeg meets Basil in real life, it is even better than a romantic comedy.


Because you don’t know how it will end.

In this blog I will document and report on the intersection between Nutmeg and Basil.  In other words, the intersection between my life (I’m a Nutmegger, a native of Connecticut, the Nutmeg State*), and Italy (basil’s spiritual homeland); as well as, more generally speaking, the intersection between American food culture, Italian food culture, and Italian-American food culture.

*Connecticut is known as the Nutmeg State because historically, Connecticut merchants interspersed wooden balls with balls of nutmeg to boost profits in nutmeg sales, setting the ethical standard high for future state residents.

Stay tuned.

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