“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

My Aim is True (Medium Raw) by Anthony Bourdain

The essay My Aim is True has to be one of my all-time favorites by the late, great Anthony Bourdain, who I affectionately have always referred to as my future ex-husband. I loved him in life and I love him in death. This essay, part of his collection of essays in the book Medium Raw, … Continue reading My Aim is True (Medium Raw) by Anthony Bourdain

Taste by Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci is a wonderful actor who has been in some of my favorite films, including Julie and Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Witches, Prizzi's Honor, and one of the best foodie films of all time, IMHO, called Big Night. If you call yourself a foodie and you haven't seen … Continue reading Taste by Stanley Tucci

New York City September 2022

Some of my adventures during a recent week-long trip to the Big Apple. Such a wonderful city! The Brooklyn Bridge. The Staten Island Ferry The Financial District 9/11 Memorial Trinity Chapel in Wall Street 9/11 Memorial Reflecting Pool One World Trade Center Near Gracie Mansion Historic Firehouse Chinatown Little Italy Washington Square Park View of … Continue reading New York City September 2022