Trenette alla carrettiera with roasted garlic inspired by Made in Sicily.

This pasta dish is kind of a North-meets-South Italy mashup, as the trenette pasta shape originated in Genoa and Liguria, while the pasta sauce is one that is distinctly Sicilian. I went with the trenette for this particular dish because it’s been one of my favorite types to make recently; I received a trenette cutter…

Images (not) from New York, injured in South Florida edition.

Back in the middle of July, I was in the midst of doing deadlifts when I felt one of my trigger points go, and immediately I knew I would be in trouble. There’s a tiny muscle in your glutes called the piriformis, and it controls stabilization and more importantly, it’s right up by the sciatic…

The Hemingway on the Beach from Perch Los Angeles, but at home.

Much like the Last Train to Priorat at Boqueria was a sign that I should probably get a bottle of Luxardo maraschino liqueur, my first sip of Perch’s Hemingway on the Beach was the deciding factor to finally pull the trigger because I knew I wanted to make them both at home, and well, I…

Pan-fried trout filets with Giada De Laurentiis’s pea puree.

One skill I’m really working on in the kitchen right now is getting better with breaking down whole fish, but I will admit that if given the opportunity, I will still go with filets if they are available. This is particularly true with trout, because trout are small, have tons of pin bones , and…

Images (not) from New York, a respite in Chicago edition.

We planned and booked our flights to Chicago while sitting at Flying Dog Taphouse in BWI back in April while waiting for our flight to Houston for our Galveston trip. With the exception of 2020, I really love that this has become a tradition for us, because Chicago is a fun city to visit in…

Images (not) from New York, one evening in Los Angeles edition.

Contrary to Cher’s dad’s assertion in Clueless, I’m pretty sure nothing in LA takes twenty minutes to get to, but then again that movie came out over 25 years ago so things can totally change (and an oblivious, wealthy person can still get anywhere they need to go in 20 minutes regardless of the actual…