If I could go back in time, I would choose to live my life in Venice as a courtesan or as a Papal chef. Both of those professions seem to very romantic, though the reality is more difficult and disgusting than many fictional stories might indicate. Venice itself is an incredibly romantic, beautiful, decadent and … Continue reading Carnevale by Michelle Lovric
Latest “Fear Feasts” Podcast Episode Has Dropped!
A new episode from my latest podcast collaboration, Fear Feasts, has dropped! Allie and I talk food in horror as we analyze the classic book and film Rosemary's Baby. It's a fun-filled discussion about sandwiches, Satanism, smoothies, and so much more so give it a listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your … Continue reading Latest “Fear Feasts” Podcast Episode Has Dropped!
Fear Feasts Podcast Now Live!
My latest podcast, a collaboration called Fear Feasts with the wonderful Allie Pino, is an exploration of the connections between food and horror. We analyze the horror genre - specifically films and movies - through the lens of food, talking about themes of nourishment, obsession, terror, motherhood, eating, kitchens, jump scares, ghosts, final girls, haunted … Continue reading Fear Feasts Podcast Now Live!
Winterset Hollow by Jonathan Edward Durham
Go camping, they said. It'll be fun, they said. Uh, no, it wasn't. I had to sleep in the crappy orange tent under the leaky section on the side closest to where the trash bags were, and yes, yes, that WAS a bear that wandered into our camp site that night to forage in the … Continue reading Winterset Hollow by Jonathan Edward Durham
“Food and Romance” Episode of Sharing The Flavor Podcast Now Available!
I just want a man to look at me the way I look at a plateful of pasta. Is that so much to ask? In the spirit of love, romance, and Valentine's Day, the latest episode of Sharing The Flavor talks about the connection between food, love, sexuality, and romance. Andy tries his best to … Continue reading “Food and Romance” Episode of Sharing The Flavor Podcast Now Available!
The City of Mist by Carlos Ruíz Zafón
If you haven't read any of the books of Carlos Ruíz Zafón, you're surely missing out on one of the true literary pleasures of this universe. A modern-day Cervantes, Ruíz Zafón spun stories about labyrinths, mysterious figures in black, magical pens, death and destruction and war, the beauty of love, the pain of romance, the … Continue reading The City of Mist by Carlos Ruíz Zafón
Latest Episode of Sharing The Flavor Podcast Now Live!
Our latest podcast episode, "Tiramisu," is now live for your listening pleasure! Andy, Giovanni and I talk about the history of this classic Italian dessert, and Giovanni food-shames both Andy and I about our Italian-adjacent recipes. Best of all, Giovanni shares his luscious recipe for tiramisu, so give it a listen and try not to … Continue reading Latest Episode of Sharing The Flavor Podcast Now Live!
“Sharing The Flavor” Now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts
Some exciting news this dreary Sunday! The "Sharing The Flavor" podcast, in which I collaborate and talk food and cooking techniques with Andy Gebby and Giovanni Franchescini, is now available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts! You can click on the Spotify and Apple links at the bottom right of the home page at: https://sharingtheflavor.com/
“Holiday Food” Episode of “Sharing The Flavor” Podcast Now Live!
Somewhat belatedly, I'm happy to post the latest episode of my podcast collaboration "Sharing The Flavor," in which Andy, Giovanni and I talk about our favorite Christmas foods, panettone, macaroni and cheese and green chile stew among them; we discuss the varying holiday traditions that take place in Ohio, Italy and New Mexico, and of … Continue reading “Holiday Food” Episode of “Sharing The Flavor” Podcast Now Live!
The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
"The Anjou Wine" is the first chapter in this rollicking adventure tale reminiscent of Alexandre Dumas, the famous French author of The Three Musketeers saga, and plays a starring role in this week's recipe, too. The Club Dumas, in short, is the tale of Lucas Corso, an antique book dealer who is sent in search … Continue reading The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte