Last winter during a short visit to New York, I discovered another example of the marvels of food and beverages from the Basque regions in Europe. The restaurant is named Txikito. It’s a small place in Chelsea, and the food … Continue reading
Now that I am back from Spring travels in Italy, I will resurrect those memories with a visit to Eataly Boston. This emporium is a good source for many of the ingredients I use at home. Two weeks ago I … Continue reading
This past week has shown definite signs of Spring. These include frequent rain spells, the greening of our surroundings, and a man’s need to play with fire (while cooking on the gas grill and the wood-fired pizza oven). Memorial Day … Continue reading
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After staying in Lecce for 5 nights and touring on the Adriatic coast, we switched to Gallipoli on the other side of the “boot”. Here are some photos from that area. In Gallipoli we wanted plenty of vegetables to counterbalance … Continue reading
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In April we took another trip. This time is was Barbara and me, in Puglia. It was her first time there, and I was eager to show her many of the things I enjoyed in my previous two trips. This … Continue reading
Aaron flew home from Portugal, and I continued on for another 10 days — first to Rome, then to Hungary. I had no specific itinerary in Rome. I decided to go there next for two main reasons, (1) central location, … Continue reading
We flew from Barcelona to Porto, Portugal, as a base from which to explore the wines of the Douro Valley. The physical beauty of the Valley, the proliferation of grapevines everywhere, and the quality of the wines were astonishing. I … Continue reading