Rubio and Julienne, A Sweet and Cheesy Tale
The rich interplay of sweet and salty flavors, similar to the one your taste buds might have enjoyed today at breakfast, is not a dance shared by Rubio Fromage and Julienne Cheri. Rubio's family eats only salty food. Julienne's family eats only sweet. Such lack of contrast in their fare is made even less palpable by the fact that their little shops are situated in plain, drool-inducing sight of the other on opposite sides of Charcuterie Street. One morning, while making deliveries, a chance encounter awakens their taste buds, but their parents quickly end the budding food romance. Fortunately for these star-crossed foodies, a happy and rather delicious ending awaits both their palates and parents.
Luigi and the Barefoot Races
In summer, when the heat of the day lingers in the brick row homes on Regent Street, children gather in the street for their favorite summertime sport: barefoot races. No one knows why the kids race barefoot. Some think it's because running shoes cost too much money. Others think it's because the kids throw all their shoes up on the telephone wires. But whenever anyone asked Luigi Lenzini, the legendary barefoot racer of Regent Street just said, "Shoes slow you down."
Stories are still told of the kid who never lost a race. This is the tale of his greatest challenge—the race nobody thought he could win, not even Luigi himself.