“Luuuucy, I’m hoooome.” To me, Ricky Ricardo was ethnic; I was just a guy from New Jersey. (Ok, so maybe I sported a gold cross, drove a Firebird, had big… [Read More]
The word probably comes from a combination of the Mayan chocol and the Axtec word cacahuatl. The Spanish conquistadors didn’t like the idea of drinking a warm brown beverage that… [Read More]
Dear President Obama, Rudy Giuliani is asking whether you love America. But all I really want to know is whether you love cannelloni. These delicious tubes of pasta, stuffed with… [Read More]
My 10-year-old daughter recently asked me if it was mean to eat meat. Today’s recipe really got me thinking about that question. Ribs do seem very personal, going all the… [Read More]
Knock knock. Who’s there? Trixie. Trixie who? Trixie Dekaphobia (aka, triskaidekaphobia, or the fear of the number 13). Fear of 13? I just can’t relate. For me, it’s finally 2013… [Read More]
Darwin would be proud of lasagna. Talk about the power of evolution and global contribution. We can start 2,000 years ago in ancient Rome, with lagana, arguably the world’s first… [Read More]
Istrian pork and sauerkraut dish.