I am an Italian native living in Northern California. I write memoir and food stories, cook a lot and photograph the world around me.
Good Things Come Small-Packaged
Farmer's favorite grilled lettuce
A Hearty Belgian Mash
From community garden to table
A savory taste of West Africa
Seedy in a Good Way
My husband learns to bake.
Dark leafy greens two ways.
Some plants have a lot going for them.
When in doubt, ask the farmer.
The Many Lives of Strawberries
Sweet and savory and even in frittata
Where do black-eyed peas go after being at the center of the New Year's table?
Music of the (Edible) Spheres
Aebleskiver are the new pancakes
Dip into Muhammara
I like to make world peace happen on my table.
It happens every year. Summer is over and I am despondent...
A September to Remember
September is Local Food Month, when we officially revel in the foods produced in our county and the people who grow and make them.
The World on a Plate
Asian pears in an Italian tart
Got Fruit? Make Cobbler
A light, crisp crust draped loosely over a deep layer of tender, juicy fruit: This, in a few words, is a cobbler.