Spiedini di Mare from Spritz

Spiedini di Mare from Spritz

Today’s cookbook review is for Spritz, a survey of the world of beverages and bites shared across Northern Italy in the golden hours of each day — the aperitivo hours. Authors Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau toured Italian cities to get specific drink and nibble...
Classic Aperol Spritz

Classic Aperol Spritz

Just a week ago today, Suzen and I were in Milan. We were sitting in the lovely Marchesi patisserie as the day grew dark. We had been walking for hours and we were tired. “We are lost,” Suzen said. “No, we are not,” I gave the only answer I could. There are two things...
How to Travel to Sicily: Authentic Italy

How to Travel to Sicily: Authentic Italy

Suzi and I just returned from ten warm days in Italy. Sicily to be precise, one of the regions we had never visited before. Our journey included food, of course, but also city byways like that staircase and some of the amazing ruins that dot the island. Sicily is...
Caponata Classica from Sicily by Phaidon

Caponata Classica from Sicily by Phaidon

We just enjoyed nine days in Italy, eight in Sicily and one in Milan [we broke up the trip home over two days and walked Milan for 20 hours!]. This was our first trip to Sicily and this dish was ubiquitous. You have water, you have bread, you have caponata. It’s a...