Wild Oranges: Urban Fruit in Rome

Wild Oranges: Urban Fruit in Rome

Winter is the season for citrus where oranges, lemons, and clementines glow like baubles on Rome’s countless ornamental trees.  From along the grand Via XX Settembre to the urban Via del Porto Fluviale look up and into the trees, which are heavy with vivid fruit...
Adventures on Sicily’s salt pans

Adventures on Sicily’s salt pans

An easy way to step up your kitchen game is to make small updates to your everyday pantry items. Start with salt, high-quality olive oil, vinegars, and while you’re at it, toss those old dried up spices that have been sitting in there for years. When I cook, I...
The Italian Harvest

The Italian Harvest

Mentioning the word ‘harvest’ in relation to Italy travel, immediately connects an image of rolling, vine-covered hills of the Bel Paese. But let’s not forget that Italy – despite its minuscule size in proportion to other Mediterranean agricultural...