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Bouillabaisse!

Greetings from Martha's Vineyard! I haven't posted in a while and I am sort of cheating this time. My friend and foodie compadre, Susie Middleton persuaded me to share my recipe for bouillabaisse in an article for the local Vineyard Gazette. It was a fun day of shopping, cooking and styling the food and reminded me of old times when I was in the business of making and selling food. What is…

The Secret's in the Sauce

Photo by Asha Loupy for Food52 I was riding with a friend the other day and we were chatting about cooking. It seems she doesn’t cook much and I added, quite sincerely, that I cook pretty simple meals myself, especially in the summer. I noticed she gave me a little side-eye as I continued, “ I just like to have one or two great sauces on hand, then grill a piece of meat or f…

Italian Revelry

  In describing my multi-cultural heritage, I have often laughingly commented that, ”Italian is the only thing I am not!" But somewhere in the recesses of my gene pool, I suspect there is a snippet of DNA that makes a liar of me. Why else would I return again and again to Italy, and when I cannot be physically present there, to its food? It seems that more than any other cuisin…

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