The Herb Garden: Lovage

The Herb Garden: Lovage

Welcome back to the Casa Mia series “The Herb Garden”. Today we introduce the herb lovage. Lovage, or Levisticum officinale (levistico or sedano di monte in Italian), is in the same plant family, Apiaceae, as celery, carrots, parsley and fennel. It grows...
Cocktail Culture

Cocktail Culture

When I was a teen, I remember that when my dad came home from the office (think Don Draper in Mad Men) he’d fix Manhattans for himself and my mom. Like many American homes in the ‘60s and ‘70s there was always a stocked bar. Being the curious person that I am, I...
Zucchine alla scapece

Zucchine alla scapece

As of yesterday, summer is officially over. But, now that gardens give way to other squash like pumpkins and butternut, let’s not forget the zucchini that have sustained us over the summer. Here is an easy recipe that will help you use up that late summer stash....
What’s Open in Rome August 2016

What’s Open in Rome August 2016

The August exodus is not what it used to be. Now more and more places remain open despite the mass migration out of the major Italian cities. This August many Romans will leave town but the ones that stay will enjoy peaceful meals at some of the best restaurants in...