Lombardy-style pizza with sausage, rosemary, and an egg on top.

As much as I understand Michael’s desire to minimize the amount of heat that we pump into our apartment during the summer, I still can’t help myself from longing for homemade pizza even when it’s hot AF outside. Part of it is a desire to enjoy the bounty of summer on a pizza crust, and…

Chicken wings with garlic and sherry, Spanish-style.

A very silly problem in the life of a food blogger is that in your quest to try lots of food, you end up neglecting favorite recipes until you make them randomly and then berate yourself for not making them sooner. Having arrived home after a little jaunt a few weeks ago, I was on…

The unique experience of bourbon tasting in Louisville.

One activity I couldn’t squeeze in during our recent trip to Louisville was going to one of the local distilleries and do a bourbon tasting. There are a few in the downtown area, but unfortunately, most of them are either not open Sunday-Tuesday or they only hold tasting during business hours, which meant I would…

Pimentón tagliolini with mushrooms, sausage, and ham, migas-style.

Last summer, while flipping through Mastering Pasta for the umpteenth time looking for inspiration for weekend dinners, I turned to a dish where Marc Vetri had paired paprika-flavored pasta with very traditional Spanish ingredients including octopus, Marcona almonds, and an Iberian ham broth. If I liked octopus more I would have made it directly, but…

Ceviche ganador inspired by CVI.CHE 105 in Miami.

Credit where credit is due: the only reason why I know about CVI.CHE 105 is due to my dear friend Dana over at The Kitchen Witch. As part of a recent email exchange, I mentioned to her that I was headed to Miami and she recommended this place for its excellent ceviche, so automatically I…

Images (not from) New York, Louisville edition.

Here’s a helpful travel tip for you: never fly to Louisville from Baltimore the day after the Preakness, because the flight will be full. We didn’t have much choice in the matter as Michael had a conference to attend and we wanted to get there a little early in order to have some fun, but…