February 3rd, 2011

Meatball Madness

Straight off the coattails of my personal predictions for the enduring edible delights that are sure to be booming in 2011, I’m prepared to add meatball madness to that list. Not only do I think Italian fare is a constant in this country, and that people hunger for meat and sustenance when times are tough, […]

November 17th, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul

I’ve been known to use my prowess in the kitchen to fix any number of ailments: from sweet beets that have helped to mend my broken heart to hourglass pears that have eased my melancholy about summer’s descent into fall, I find cooking and eating to be as accomplished at soothing my worries as it […]

September 7th, 2010

Apron Mavens

You can call me “granny” or “old fashioned” when it comes to chivalry, but I’m as fashion-forward about my kitchen gear as they come. And by “gear” I don’t mean knives or gadgets or even chef’s coats…I mean aprons. They may be vintage, flashing florals and adorned with ruffles, bows and lace, but in my […]

Click on the video screen above to watch the second installment in a webseries documenting my ladies-only Valentine’s Day soiree. In this webisode, my Tribe comes over to mia cucina to cook, laugh, eat, drink and dish together on V-day. Hand-popping Truffle Popcorn, Erin proves my best help in the kitchen, while Celest pours pitchers […]

June 18th, 2008

Beet It!

It’s over. We’re over. Il Italiano and I are no more. Finito. I’ll spare you the bloody details…save this: once an Italian honeymoon comes to an end, you’re left with nothing more than a hairy, cocksure bamboccione (the Italian for mamma’s boy)! My Italiano was true to form. I like a man who likes his […]

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