Whole Grain Spaghetti with Shrimp and Arugula

Whole Grain Spaghetti with Shrimp and Arugula

Stressed and pressed for time during the week? This healthy whole grain pasta/arugula dish is quick, easy, and the perfect tasty comfort to get you through those exhausting work nights.

Moroccan Eggplant Zaalouk

Moroccan Eggplant Zaalouk

My Dear Readers, I have something very special for you.  I will share my top secret dinner party weapon, my go to dish to impress, my prize moroccan eggplant zaalouk recipe.   This is the dish, second only to maybe my risotto, that I get asked about most often.  It's unique, flavorful, and most important, [...]

Zuppa di Pesce or Cioppino?

Zuppa di Pesce or Cioppino?

Zuppa di pesce, cioppino, bouillabaisse, burrida de raya, suquet de peix. They all are in the fish stew genre, but what makes them different? Many Americans believe cioppino to be Italian for its Italian name.  They are wrong, at least partially.  Cioppino is in fact a Californian invention, and San Francisco can take full credit [...]

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 [...]