Old Movies and Italian Cuisine

It’s the end of a very busy week. My co-workers and I try to make a point of going out to eat and leaving work at work. Tonight, while in decompression mode the conversation fell on the topic of old movies. Humphrey Bogart in ‘African Queen’, ‘To Have and Have Not’ and of course ‘Casablanca’….

Shedding Holiday Pounds

I come from an Italian family so I am used to resisting temptation. Italians only care that you eat. Weight gain and dieting is irrelevant when a fabulous meal has been placed on the table. It is by far the most important family activity. I have had some of my most interesting moments around the…

Traditional Breads – Food for Thought

My mother was a natural born baker. She could improve any recipe put in front of her. This may be why I am not so motivated to bake but I am to eat. I would watch her for hours as a small child and wait patiently for what would arise out of the oven (so…