On a trip to Sicily several moons ago, I first became acquainted with squid ink. Rather, I fell in love with squid ink over a plate of homemade pasta in a thick squid ink sauce in Marzamemi, a picturesque fishing village on the southeast tip of Sicily. It was like nothing I had ever tasted … Continue Reading

I love pasta. I love eating pasta. I love making pasta. I love rolling pasta out by hand; I find it therapeutic. In fact, a couple years back, I did a one-week pasta class with a former chef from Flour + Water while at the Dublin Cookery School in Ireland. It was such a fun week … Continue Reading

I’ve been in a bit of a cooking rut as of late. Perhaps it’s just a blah time of year, February and all. The selection at the few farmers’ markets operating this time of year is, not surprisingly, relatively sparse (at least here in Philly) with the exception of root vegetables and hearty kale, which always … Continue Reading

I caught a bit of a cold and needed something spicy to clear the sinuses. Thai bird’s eye chiles will definitely do the trick. If you’re a chile-lover like me, then you’ve probably dabbled in the world of hot sauces. Most everyone is familiar with the ubiquitous Huy Fong Foods (aka Red Rooster) sriracha sauce. … Continue Reading

I can’t believe it’s the end of August beginning of September. Where did the summer go? Way too short. I made it to the beach only once and it was just for the day 🙁 Hopefully I’ll find my way back to the Shore (I’m in Philly now, so it’s the Jersey Shore) and when that … Continue Reading