Month: November 2007

A no great shakes, no brainer goodie: corn fritters


November 18th Everyone craves something…we all have secret loves of food. In Italy, my son, Nico, grew up on Nutella, the Italian chocolate-hazelnut spread that comes in jars similar to peanut butter, and is now sold at Publix for $3.95. He grew up healthy, skinny and into a 6’3” frame—tasting everything and anything—including a fish […]

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Artichokes, anytime … if you can find them!


Nov 16th Artichokes I made this spring/summer dish (depending on if you can find fresh artichokes) and sent the recipe to Lynne Barrett via e-mail 4/15/06, Easter Saturday. But it’s autumn now, but since I found these delightful little artichokes in Publix I decided to make this dish, and because the chokes inside are smaller […]

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Shameful self-promotion!


Dimsum: Asia’s Literary JournalNury Vittachi, ed Hong Kong International Literary Festival and Chameleon Press, Spring 2005 “Get Down on Your Duff and Read …Do you read? A simple question that elicits either nervous laughter or sneering indignation. The question is not one of literacy so much as one of culture. We all read. Anyone who […]

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Miami Herald Article & Book Fair Reading


Check out Linda Bladholm’s article about me in yesterday’s Miami Herald: “A Writer Finds Poetry in Italian Cooking” Article in the Dade issue is a full page color spread in Tropical Life section:http://www.miamiherald.com/living/food/story/298641.html Also two of my recipes … with measurements, no less! Rose Petal Pasta:http://www.miamiherald.com/1017/story/298640.html Pizza Rustica:http://www.miamiherald.com/1017/story/298005.html And to anyone reading this blog: you […]

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It’s Fall and my mind truns to frying …


November 4, 2007 It’s Fall; just after Halloween, All Saints, All Souls, and my mind turns to frying … Halloween is the Eve of All Saints, which is when all the dead are venerated. This is followed by All Souls Day. All Souls is the official Day of the Dead in Mexico, but the holiday […]

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