A Conversation with the Cheese Man

A Conversation with the Cheese Man

 My friends and I have talked a lot about our dreams of opening a cafe or a bakery.  Of course it's always been just that, a far-off dream, but if it didn't seem like such an unattainable goal, what are the obstacles we would face? I’ve always imagined that the main obstacle to small-scale producers [...]

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Catania: Where to Eat

Catania: Where to Eat

Catania, a city famous for its fresh sea food, pasta alla norma, and the glorious cannoli! Instead of wandering the streets hungry for a reliable restaurant, check out the restaurants that have impressed me. FOR DINNER Biscari  Expensive http://www.ristorantebiscari.it/ Though quite expensive, I may have had the best meal of my life at this restaurant. My [...]

Exploring Sicilian Markets

Exploring Sicilian Markets

Have you ever bitten into a tomato as you would an apple? I developed this habit when I was living in Catania cause the tomatoes are really as good as apples.  Where I'm from in California, we have good produce, but a Sicilian tomato cannot be replicated and American tomatoes are tasteless seed balls in [...]

Tuna-isia with a dollop of Mayo

Tuna-isia with a dollop of Mayo, a set on Flickr. Over a fine dinner of orange glazed salmon and saffron quinoa, my friend Jessica mentioned something very profound about my traveling choices. She said, "Most people choose their destinations by the sites they want to see or the resorts they want to stay in, but [...]

“No, It’s not an explosive. It’s an insulin pump.”

“No, It’s not an explosive.  It’s an insulin pump.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzd6UqRAtok   Update 2016:  With the new body scanners in place in all major airports, the following no longer applies.  It is best to brief secturity that you're wearing a pump, and submit to a swabbing and/or pat down.  Make sure to check with your specific insulin pump company.  Some advize not taking yours through [...]