2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review: Impassioned performance meets improved tech

The Giulia is still as attractive as ever.


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Let’s be honest. You don’t buy any Alfa Romeo — let alone this high-performance 2020 Giulia Quadrifoglio — for its safety tech, its infotainment smarts, or even its interior furnishings. No, you buy it because it looks like this, and because it sounds like this. You buy it for its heritage. You buy it to not see yourself coming and going. Perhaps most importantly, you buy an Alfa Romeo because of how it makes you feel, whether you’re clipping an apex on a racetrack, your favorite canyon road or that one switchback on your commute. Alfas are not about practicalities, they are about passion. You buy one because you can’t bear not to — shortcomings and reliability question marks be damned.

Like

  • Always-on, always-visceral driving experience
  • Stunning, won’t-confuse-it-with-anything-else appearance

Don’t Like

  • 2020 tech and trim improvements still not up to level of rivals
  • Questionable reliability

Once you accept this reality, the Italian automaker’s primary job is all about removing justifications for passing by their showroom in favor of the safer, more predictable choices offered by the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. For 2020, Alfa Romeo has

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These 8 kitchen tools you’ll use every day cost less than $20 apiece

A cheap kitchen tool can help keep your wine glass intact in the dishwasher.


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My kitchen is filled with workhorses that I take for granted: the wooden cutting board, balloon whisk, measuring cups, microplane and razor-sharp knives. But as I’m spending even more time cooking at home during quarantine and lockdown, I’m coming to appreciate all the smaller extras that I don’t strictly need but which make my cooking life easier.

After singing their praises to family and friends, I thought I’d share them with you. These are all products I actually own and use in real life. They’re inexpensive to buy, versatile, easy to clean and simple to incorporate into your cooking routine. Here are the tools I never want to be without, and how they make the act of cooking more enjoyable.

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The wide, saucer-shaped bowl, long handle and pleasant weight make these beautiful spoons perfect for almost everything — eating soup, curries, rice dishes, spooning yogurt out of the tub, spooning anything out of any tub, really. 

My Korean friend called them “jjigae spoons” to refer to the right utensil for eating a category of stew. In my family, they’re

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