April 9 2009 / Food & Wine

Girlfriends: Cheesecake?


What with the Easter holidays coming up, I decided to inquire with my girlfriends about the recipe of one of

March 13 2009 / Food & Wine

Girlfriends: Q&A


Armed with laptop in hand, your editor had a date this morning with his girlfriends. They were all a-twitter (old-school,

November 15 2012 / Food & Wine

Pasta Varieties


With the pasta taking an entire six shelf high row or aisle in any Italian grocery store (just like children’s

May 2 2012 / Food & Wine

Carciofi, Artichokes

Rome, Lazio

Yes, ’tis the season for artichokes. The market abounds with them, everyone is eating them, and if you want to

April 12 2010 / Local Interest

Mamma: More than a Mother


Although the lifestyle of italian families is rapidly changing, la mamma, particularly in the South, is more than a person,

January 26 2010 / Food & Wine

The Botched Batch

Rome, Italy

Good thing the girlfriends weren’t consulted about this one. They would have had your editor for lunch. Here’s what went

August 5 2008 / Food & Wine

Saltimbocca alla Romana


Just in time! With friends coming for dinner I needed to get the recipe from my girlfriends, so I was

May 20 2008 / Food & Wine

Pasta ai Fiori . . with Flowers


My girlfriends have come through for me once again. Paid a high price though . . . they cackled at