I am an Italian native living in Northern California. I write memoir, food stories and poetry, cook a lot and photograph the world around me.
The summer fruit that plays well with others
Zucchini Days of Summer
The abundance of summer zucchini is the perfect excuse for a delicious tart
A World of Peas
And a plate of sugar snap peas with pancetta and almonds
Dressing Up Roasted Cauliflower
With homemade za'atar
Celery at Center Stage
Celery is rarely at center stage in a recipe. We'll change that in 2019.
The Simple Pleasure of Lentils
Eating lentils for prosperity
A Cook's Book Club
And a Russian egg salad
It is hard to pass by a basket of kohlrabi without stopping.
Chicken Asparagus Salad for One
It's asparagus time.
Game for Indonesian Vegetable Scramble
Co-writing a cookbook
Mushrooms and Tofu
New Year's resolution in the kitchen
Good Things Come Small-Packaged
Farmer's favorite grilled lettuce
Things of Rare Beauty
Let's talk about eggplants
Magic on the water
A Hearty Belgian Mash
From community garden to table