What’s boring, gray, and has a thousand crow’s feet? That’s right: my 25th class reunion at Colgate University. No, seriously, everyone looked incredibly well preserved (Botox), was in great shape (Spanx), and was in a terrific mood (Xanax). They wore the latest fashions (from New Canaan) and drove the coolest cars (SUVs). It was wonderful to meet the spouses (none came) and to talk about their exciting lives (travel soccer). They exercised vigorously (12 holes… [Read More]
With a mom named Rosemary, as kids we loved the catchy tune “Love grows where my Rosemary goes and nobody knows like me…” Today is her birthday, and so happy birthday mamma! Of course, as good Italian boys, we think that she’s the best mother ever. And naturally, we think this makes her the best mother-in-law ever too. Just ask our wives. I mean who could resist the charms of a conservative, no nonsense Italian,… [Read More]
Italian folk legends maintain that the ideal habitat for an olive tree has five true characteristics: sun, stone, drought, silence and solitude. It is no wonder that olive oil has achieved such a special place in the collective Mediterranean heart. This special oil has distinct properties, both nutritional and salutary. According to La Cucina Italian, olive oil is the most digestible edible fat. Other beneficial characteristics include increasing the assimilation of vitamins A, D, and… [Read More]
With lemon or vinegar.
Sicilian mixed topping of herbs, garlic and olive oil for fish.