What a tribute to a legendary Italian cook – her recipe included in her obituary in the New York Times.
In Emilio Romagna last summer we had many versions of the pasta from the region she was raised in.
Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce
Soon to make our annual pilgramage to London. It is our favorite city, (after New York of course, we are New Yorkers). Its history, culture, parks and museums, even the food is good these days. The bookstores for books not yet published in the US, are great for a brutal reader like myself. The array [...]
During our month of days in Italy we literally stumbled on this lovely restaurant on Sirmione. An old castle town on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Guarda, with a view of the lake on both sides. We were walking along the old cobbled streets when we spied this niche in the [...]
Today is the first day of school in our area but just 2 short weeks ago we were enjoying long summer days in our rented house on the beach. For a few years now, we’ve chosen this house for its ramshackle charm, huge front porch, [...]
Why are kitchens so big in America? Research shows as kitchens get larger with every possible appliance and convenience, there is muchless cooking happening. We spent a month in Italy, our house was quite large but our kitchen was tiny as are most in Italy, and Europe for [...]
Off the beaten path, just Italians and 2 Americanos. Our house on the square, where daily life took place. Each morning we would see the Apennines from our window, still green since the blazing sun was late in arriving after long long [...]
Some people are happy with one of a thing, then there are the others, who find that one leads to many because there is something interesting and unique about each one, and let’s face it, just can’t have too many. Like my collection of globes, [...]
We read the book, saw the film but nothing could prepare us for the vast and spectacular and splendid Grand Canyon. Being at the overlooks and moving just a few feet in each direction, changed the panorama enormously, and the light continually changes it too. We really saw it all, at least [...]
Now is a perfect time to enjoy our porch. It is the original veranda on our circa hundred year old house. 2 sides brick and the rest open, no screens, just wide open spaces overlooking the herb garden and down a few more [...]
As an avid world traveler I have been to more countries than there are states. But not so many states, a sad commentary. Trying to rectify that and planning a trip to the Grand Canyon on our way to visit our daughter in Los Angeles. [...]