I’d say the spring cookbook club is off to a great start! In our second meeting, we talked French comfort food and life in France with award-winning author Susan Herrmann Loomis as we cooked to her latest book, Plat Du Jour: French Dinners Made Easy. Plat du jour means daily special. These are the dishes handwritten on chalkboardsContinue reading “cookbook club: Plat du Jour by Susan Herrmann Loomis”
Welcome to the first book of our spring cookbook club! Our first book of the series is: The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis. But, before digging in, I want to thank Kitchen Arts & Letters bookstore and The 92nd Street Y in NYC. Their beloved live program, Talks & Tastes, had to go virtual and they made it happen in theContinue reading “Cookbook Club: The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis”
I’m about to do something I’ve wanted to do for YEARS! Confession: I’m a food and drink book addict. OK. Maybe you’re not surprised at all by that. My home is literally wall-to-wall cookbooks, food history books, and a library’s worth of wine and spirits books. They make me happy. And when I’m happy, IContinue reading “join the (cookbook) club”
Puglia rosés have many of the characteristics of the rich reds made from the same grapes. They’re bright and crisp enough to enjoy on their own. Yet, complex and structured enough to take to dinner.
Are you looking for drinks to pair with your new hygge lifestyle? You don’t have to be in Denmark to appreciate the snuggly warmth of a good hot cocktail!
Have you ever been to Venice? Before February 2020, I had not. If you’ve been there, you know the magic spell she casts over you. I was not prepared for the enchantment. Even now, over eight months later, I am still enraptured. So much so that the “quick” blog post I intended to write aboutContinue reading “enchanted by Venice, pt 1 of many”
Vicenza, Italy. The city of the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and so much more
It’s worth a step away from the beaten path to visit Panzano in Chianti. And of course Dario, the Dante-reciting Butcher of Panzano.