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”
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.
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.
In February of 2020, we drove from Rome through Tuscany and beyond. Little did we know this really was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Wander, eat, and drink through Tuscany with me!
Modena. It’s the birthplace of the real balsamic vinegar and of opera great Pavarotti, the home of Ferrari and Maserati, and – Chef Massimo Bottura.
What will you find at Opera|02? A bit of everything the region is famous for. And if you only have a short time in the area, this is the place.