California, There I Was
Dueling skewers, Diablo, with Chris

California, There I Was

From La Jolla to Del Mar, San Francisco to Diablo, Napa to Roseville, California was such an amazing venu, with such amazing hosts.  Thank you all!   and finally, a moment of…

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Food and Focus
A precious free-range chicken about to become tagine

Food and Focus

  I was reading a piece in the International New York Times by Anand Giridharadas, and a phrase caught my eye. He likened the current moment in the U.S. to…

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Delicious Sicily
From the Monastero Santo Spirito, behind closed doors

Delicious Sicily

I just spent a few days in Sicily, and floods of memories came back the minute I stepped off the bus in Agrigento -  of candied squash-stuffed butter cookies, bread…

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New York Christmas

New York was snowy, then it was sunny and warm, then it was steamy with rain.  And then it was freezing and clear. I don’t care. Whatever the weather, it couldn’t…

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