• Comfort Food
  • Pasta Diavola

    “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Giuseppe Verdi Though my travels in Italy are at this point limited to a mere two weeks, many years ago, I’m of the same mind. Give me Italy; you may have all the rest. Simon and I visited six years ago and some of […]

  • Drinks
  • Peach Bellini Sangria

    “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine to-night.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley I recall having sangria with every nearly meal in Spain the winter I was fifteen. I marveled at how someone my age didn’t have to steal sips of other’s drinks when attentions were diverted. I was given a […]

  • Chicken
  • Nicaraguan Chicken in Coconut Milk

    “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” -George Bernard Shaw I’m fairly certain I learned to cook before I learned to ride a bike. I recall being as young as five when I’d push an old wooden dining chair up to the stove where my mother was simmering and sautéing away. I’d […]