My pistachio fetish

My pistachio fetish

It is generally accepted that eating more nuts is a positive step toward good dietary health. Accordingly, I have been eating pistachios lately -- but…
Festa dei Sette Pesci

Festa dei Sette Pesci

Every once in a while, when the familial stars align themselves, I resurrect an old family Christmas Eve tradition that for years took place in…
Panzerotti di ricotta

Panzerotti di ricotta

These sweets hail from Ragusa, Italy. Located in the very southern tip of Sicily, Ragusa is one home to the delectable little fried crescents called…
Sicilian farsumagru

Sicilian farsumagru

The word farsumagru translates to something like "fake lean." It's basically a stuffed meat loaf and akin to a Scotch egg but without the breading…
Make mine a Minestrone

Make mine a Minestrone

In some parts of southern Italy, there is saying about soup -- zuppa -- doing things like relieving hunger, aiding digestion, filling you up and…
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