The Big Cheese

(in humble tribute to the 6 million sheep of Sardinia and the rest of Italy, rarely attributed their due) Pecorino Romano, referenced in many Italian recipes, but equally hard to find around my town, is that miracle of ewe’s milk that in Roman times reputedly surpassed cow’s milk […]

”THE DURATION”

PLAN, PREP AND FREEZE MEALS FOR “The Duration” We call the time I’ll be away on vacation, “the duration”, since my spoiled husband must fend for himself. My solution is to prepare one-dish meals. I allocated the small freezer in the garage to him and shopped carefully to […]

Me? Cook Sicilian?

Anyone who knows my passion to cook, especially Italian dishes, knows also of my heritage from Tuscany. You can’t get more Italian than having had a mother from Elba and a father from Lucca who became a noted restaurant chef during California’s heyday in San Francisco and Los […]

Neptune shines again

Bagni di Lucca and Beyond The magnificent Neptune Fountain in Piazza Signoria in Florence is on full view again after being covered for restoration for 2 years. The restoration project costing €1.5 million was funded by Salvatore Ferragamo. The first public fountain in Florence, it was commissioned by Cosimo […]