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

“Al Forno” Episode of “Sharing The Flavor” Podcast Now Live!

Do you love lasagna? Of course you do! In this latest episode of the "Sharing The Flavor" podcast, Andy and Giovanni and I talk about the origins of Italian baked pasta dishes, of which lasagna is one of many. If you didn't know already, al forno means "to the oven." Lasagna, as we know it … Continue reading “Al Forno” Episode of “Sharing The Flavor” Podcast Now Live!

What Moves The Dead by T. Kingfisher

Being the former Goth girl that I am, I retain my love for all things dark, macabre, creepy, ghostly, horrific, and occasionally gruesome, which explains why I love this book so much. What Moves The Dead is a fantastic re-imagining of Edgar Allan Poe's story The Fall of the House of Usher, which is like … Continue reading What Moves The Dead by T. Kingfisher

“Sharing The Flavor” Podcast is now live!

I am very excited to share my latest podcast collaboration! "Sharing The Flavor" talks about the technique involved in making various types of cuisine, mainly Italian but with segues into other food cultures, and we also discuss a variety of other, hilarious topics! This podcast is a collaboration between the very talented Andy Gebby, the … Continue reading “Sharing The Flavor” Podcast is now live!

Slow Burn: A Family History of Green Chile Stew

My latest article for the New Mexico Humanities Council talks about my family's method for that wintertime classic, green chile stew, and I share the history of the Crock-Pot, so give it a whirl at: https://nmhumanities.org/?blogId=2026

The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas

The revolutionary era of Mexico seems to be a popular literary backdrop these days, which I appreciate because it shines a light on an era that I personally know little about. Growing up in New Mexico, the connection with Mexico was of course a significant part of our culture, and I have a vivid memory … Continue reading The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas