We celebrated my mother with a tasty Blueberry Lemon Cake recipe from Food 52 . What did you do today?
Early Morning: Lecce, Puglia
We arrived in Lecce the day before by train and had trouble sleeping. We woke up to the early morning light and crept out into the stillness of the morning, the grit on the damp stones beneath our feet making the only sound. Puglia is magical and so unlike any other part of Italy. Don’t…
Sunday Chicken Soup Bone Broth Recipe
Sunday is chicken soup day at my house. We had a freakish May rain storm last night with gale force winds which brought much cooler weather than expected for the beaches in southern California. Here’s an easy recipe for bone broth which isn’t particular about portions. Just use what you have in your house and…
My Sicilian Family
My Italian American moment: On February 23, 1915, after a 15 day journey aboard the SS. Guglielmo from Palermo, Sicilia to New York City, my great grandfather Andrea Bavetta and his family arrived in the United States. Andrea was born in Sicily in October 1861 – not long after the unification of Italy.
Little Italy in San Francisco
Grant Street – Little Italy in San Francisco is calling me back. Some day. Soon.
It’s really not Moroccan or Italian or anything but my creation, but I guarantee yumminess. Go ahead, give my recipe below a try.
Saturday in San Clemente
Sometimes it’s not all about travel, it’s about home. Have a wonderful Saturday.
Did Someone Say Pecorino?
Many different kinds of Pecorino cheese adorn a shop in San Gimignano in Tuscany.
The Other Star
The Pisa Baptistery of St. John must endure the popularity of the Leaning Tower when, it’s beautiful in its own right.
A Master’s Tools
Decades of tools, handed down from generation to generation outlined on the worktable of master wood carver…