slow food + salone del gusto {torino 2014}

Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto and ...more

mashed potatoes + truffles

We’re not a meat and potato kind of family by any stretch of the imagination. Most nights, even most weeks, we don’t really do the meat thing. It’s not that we are vegetarian, it’s just that, by the end of the day, the idea of eating a heavy, meat-filled meal just isn’t something I’m craving.......more

fennel + apple {salad}

Even though I love summer vegetables like tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant, there is always that mush factor going on. Not that I don’t like mush. But after a summer of lusciousness, in the fall I’m more than ready for some crunch ....more

roast potatoes + rosemary

When I was up at Laura’s house last weekend I made a discovery. I always suspected that Paola, the fantastically talented woman who cooks for her, had a few tricks up her sleeve that made everything she cooked so delicious. Yes, I realized that she went to great efforts to get the best ingredients ....more

grape harvest + goose ragu

A couple of months ago there was a big kerfluffle on facebook concerning an article that had appeared in a British paper. The report was about the fact that Sting was now inviting paying guests to stay...more

roast pork + beer

Sorry, but this is going to be a very short post. But better short than nothing, right? The topic is: pork roast ....more

roasted butternut squash + sage pesto

I think my favorite season may be Fall. While I love summer, and going to the beach and general laziness that happens in an Italian August, I much prefer the crisp cool days of Fall and the renewed enthusiasm I bring back to my work after a a break. I’m always full of new ideas......more

gnocchi {truffles + cheese fondue}

How do you like your truffles? Sliced thinly onto barely cooked eggs? Heaped onto a plate of pasta? ...more

seadas {sardinian cheese + honey pastry}

Whenever I travel somewhere on a press trip I find that there is usually one thing that keeps showing up at every meal over the course of a few days. In Emilia-Romagna it was Lambrusco, and in Pantelleria it was insalata pantesca. In Rimini a few weeks ago every meal was served with a basket......more

cavolo nero {kale} tart

You know that summer has truly left the room when your mind – and your farmer’s market, and every social media feed known to man – turns from tomatoes to kale. And even if here in Rome the warm weather is still hanging on, the cool nights and shorter days mean that the fall vegetables......more