italian

pizza uninhibited

My friend, Christopher, makes the best homemade pizza, and I credit his sheer lack of restraint....

broiled eggplant with pesto

eggplant as luscious as marrow if you cook it properly. adding this much pesto to the top is simply indulgent....

feeding time

"safari"-themed salad (pesto on animal-shaped pasta) for our picnic at the zoo with all of my cousins and their kids....

quinoa caprese with tomato carpaccio

I think I hate what may be your favourite salad. Maybe hate is too strong a word, but aside from a few restaurants where they execute the Caprese salad diff...
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a night in puglia (almost)

i had an especially wonderful dinner last week. the food was phenomenal, but i'll get to that in a bit. it was in an intimate setting, with a small group ...
mushroom bolognese

mushroom bolognese

i stand by what i said. spring is here, any weather to the contrary is just a blip. and here's that blip. but i can't say i'm that upset about cold evening...
at the stove with fried zuchini blossoms, salt and sauce

fried, ricotta-filled zucchini blossoms

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on squash blossoms, here's how to prep them and enjoy them--and you should enjoy them every chance you get this summer....