Shrimp Tomatillo Cotija Enchiladas

Shrimp Tomatillo Cotija Enchiladas

If any of you are wondering why I've been MIA for a few weeks, I have recently moved to Berkeley and am exploring and enjoying myself too much to sit still and write a blog post.  Although I have had many blog worthy experiences, none have come together as simply as my recent kitchen exploration [...]

Advertisements

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 [...]

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 [...]