What do Abraham Lincoln, Anna Russian and Snow White have in common?…

…They’re all tomatoes! Like so many people I know who grew up in modern America, I had no fond feelings where tomatoes were concerned.  As a child, it was the worst possible torture to be made to finish eating them in order to be excused from the table.  Wedges in an iceberg lettuce salad were most often how they […]

Recipe: Truffle Bruschetta

On a six-week stay in Tuscany and while making my way through several recipe books in the cucina of my wee appartamento, I came across the English edition of “How to make Bruschette.”  It is a small, paperback book unremarkable in its appearance, but with many variations on Bruschette and Crostone.*  I have enjoyed making a number of the simple […]