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A surprising thing about the Olive Garden

July 9, 2009

Most people probably don’t associate the Olive Garden was authentic Italian cuisine. Yet according to this article in this month’s Fast Company, the company actually puts quite a bit of effort into trying to recreate an authentic Italian dining experience.

Eleven times a year, the company sends 14 top employees, many of whom have never set foot in Italy, to spend a week in an 11th-century village in Tuscany and learn from Sergio and Daniela Zingarelli, a husband and wife who operate a restaurant, winery, and inn. The couple and other local experts expose the Americans to everything from how olive oil gets pressed to how to layer flavors in a Bolognese sauce. The Olive Garden employees buy fresh vegetables at a market in Florence and prepare a multicourse Italian meal.

The ending of King’s Quest V

June 19, 2009

King Graham sure takes his time checking to see whether Cedric the owl is dead or not. Sure he was a pretty annoying owl, but it still seems kind of cold to be standing making introductions and setting up the plot for King’s Quest VI while Cedric is sprawled out on the ground.