“The White (Wo)Man’s Burden”: Household Management in the Colonies (With Bibliography)

European women who lived in nineteenth- and twentieth-century foreign outposts sought authoritative voices to guide them through the challenges of living far from the familiar. Although local labor bore the brunt of  daily domestic work, wives of the colonialists need information on how to direct their servants. And as the list below amply illustrates, plenty […]

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Prosecco Mi Amore

Like Rodney Dangerfield, makers of Prosecco want more respect. If you respect Prosecco, take a little journey over to “Italian Makers of Prosecco Seek Recognition,” in the December 26, 2008 issue of The New York Times. So what seems to be the problem? Because prosecco is the name of a grape, like chardonnay or cabernet, […]

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