A Tale of Traveling in the Time of COVID-19

A Tale of Traveling in the Time of COVID-19

We left for Switzerland at the beginning of March. This is the story of how we got back, the different approaches to public health, and the efforts we took to minimize risk of transmission and infection while traveling.

Sicily East to West: A Road Trip Along Sicily’s Southern Coast

Sicily East to West: A Road Trip Along Sicily’s Southern Coast

From its Baroque cities and ever erupting volcano to its ancient Greek ruins and crystal clear waters, Sicily holds a beauty like no other.  Take a trip down memory lane with Matt and I along Sicily's southern coast.

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, [...]

Work Week Lunch: Zucchini Lasagna 

Work Week Lunch: Zucchini Lasagna 

I was on the phone the other day with Laura Till, future doctor, food safety advisor, and college roommate extraordinaire. She was hosting a dinner for her USC coop and was calling me for advice on vegetarian dishes to serve twenty people. I helped her run through her ideas for the evening and gave her [...]

A Little Sicily Feast

A Little Sicily Feast

If you know me or read my blog, you probably know that I am obsessed with Sicily, and consider myself a Sicilian at heart. When considering my Sunday plans, I jumped on the opportunity to attend the 21st annual Sicilian Festival in downtown San Diego's Little Italy.  I prepared myself for the inevitable feasting and [...]