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.
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...
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.
Hooray for Carrots
Getting excited about carrots would have seemed excessive.
Easter Egg Bread
I used to go egg hunting as a child. When visiting friends with chickens, I would go into the henhouse to look for an egg for myself.
A Good Start
If we think of January as the morning of the year, then breakfast is a perfect topic to consider now.
The holidays remind me that I grew up elsewhere.