An Autumn Meal: Cicerchia Soup with Butternut Squash

An Autumn Meal: Cicerchia Soup with Butternut Squash

Cicerchie are legumes from southern Italy. High in protein, they kept the agricultural communities of the province of Basilicata (and other parts of Italy) alive during the chaos of World War II. They are curious beans and irregular in shape: a cross between a...
Cucumber granita

Cucumber granita

Our urban garden this summer had a few new additions. We planted two cucumber plants this spring against an 8 foot tall yellow mesh fence. By July we were pulling half a dozen 8 inch cucumbers off the vines, desperate to find ways to consume them. We were trying to...
Eating and Drinking in Trastevere

Eating and Drinking in Trastevere

Eight weeks into my fellowship at the American Academy Rome I made a list of reasons to return to New York and a list of reasons to stay in Rome after my AAR stint. After an hour, the list of reasons to return to New York was still blank and I determined to plant...