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  • Lentils & Green Olives

    I just love these tiny lentils from the Abruzzi—the colors remind me of the beach-stone paintings of my painter friend Alan Magee. Or of the roof tiles…

  • A Killer in the Kitchen

    I lived in Cyprus off and on in the early ‘70s before the Turkish invasion that split the island into two irreconcilable political entities, one Turkish, one Greek. Our village, on the…

  • Pumpkin pasta: Why not?

    Here’s a great seasonal recipe from The Four Seasons of Pasta, the book I wrote with my chef daughter Sara Jenkins: Pumpkin Pasta with Pumpkin Seeds, a fine…

  • cutting the curd

    Ricotta – A True Story

    The Renaissance, they say, was born here when the shepherd and cheese-maker Giotto was discovered sketching the form of a sheep. Brought to Florence because of his talents, Giotto went on to…

  • Crostini Neri for Easter

    Yes, I know, it’s too late for Easter but today is Pasquetta in Italy, an official holiday (banks and post offices closed, no newspapers) when by ancient tradition people consume the leftovers…