The Spice Cabinet: Cumin

The Spice Cabinet: Cumin

Welcome back to The Spice Cabinet column. Today we talk about cumin. Though it no longer is particularly popular within Italian kitchens, cumin has a history almost as rich as its flavor. Cumin first made it’s appearance in Ancient Mesopotamia ‒ where the spice was...
The Herb Garden: Mint

The Herb Garden: Mint

Welcome back to our Herb Garden column. Today we explore mint. Summer is quickly approaching in this ancient city and that can only mean one thing: finding any and every quick fix in a desperate attempt to cool down. What’s a poor and sweaty soul to do? As a Miami...
The Anna Chronicles: Cooking Lesson #1

The Anna Chronicles: Cooking Lesson #1

Well aware of my novice cooking capabilities, my host mom Anna began my very first cooking lesson with the absolute basics: chopping veggies. She told me that chopping is indispensable when it comes to cooking. I still think she wanted to keep me as far away from the...
A Gelato Pilgrimage

A Gelato Pilgrimage

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to trek across the city of Rome in search of five different gelaterias within a two-day span, look no further! I took on the the arduous and back-breaking task of tasting the sweetest, creamiest, and most flavorful gelatos in...
Dining on a Budget in Rome

Dining on a Budget in Rome

I’m not a professional food critic by any stretch of the imagination but even as a student abroad I refuse to believe that I have to sacrifice flavor, quantity, and quality for price. In my travels so far I’ve found Rome to be one of the most affordable cities in...