The popularity of the Mediterranean Diet has exploded in recent years, and for good reason. People living along the Mediterranean Sea have known for a long time that a diet high in unsaturated fats, vegetables, and fish is loaded with a slew of health benefits.
“You are what you eat.” This saying always got on my nerves. If it were true, then I would be a walking talking tomato, with slices of pizza for arms, a scoop of ice cream for a head and cookies for feet. But nope, I’m 100% human. And for the record, while I do love a […]
HEY! IT’S FALL. Have you heard? If you haven’t, then it’s safe to assume you’ve been living under a rock. It always happens like this. I wake up one day, and summer is gone. Like, totally, completely gone. A distant memory. Almost as if it never existed in the first place.
In case you aren’t already in the know, my fierce farm-to-table friend and fellow Food Network Star Emma Frisch writes a fabulous food blog called Frisch Kitchen. Emma’s blog focuses on what she calls “food with roots,” and recently she started a brilliant campaign called #5days5ways, where she highlights one ingredient over 5 days and shows 5 unique ways to use it. Last […]
Or maybe I should say, “lawbstah rolls.” That’s how my grandfather would have said it. My Pop-Pop Genovese, along with several of his brothers, and my uncle Mark all made their living as commercial fisherman. My maternal great grandparents emigrated from Sicily in the early 1900’s to Gloucester, Massachusetts, a fishing village made famous by […]
It’s been a little weird not having a kitchen. But, honestly, not as weird as I had expected. Actually, it’s been kinda fun. Well, we’re not living completely kitchenless. That wasn’t an option. We need to at least be able to make coffee in the morning. So I created a mini-kitchen, of sorts, in the living […]
Spain. Beautiful architecture. Charming countryside. Scenic coastline. Tapas. Sherry. Paella. It’s a pretty magnificent place. But… I’ve never been. Coming up in a few weeks in the little town of Brunol (near Valencia) is the annual city-wide tomato fight, La Tomatina. Every year during the last week in August, a huge festival is thrown celebrating […]