Masseria Dei Vini: Exceptional Authentic Italian in New York City

Spaghetti al nero con vongole

Let's get straight to the point: Masseria Dei Vini is serving some of the finest Italian food I've enjoyed in any restaurant outside of Italy. Certainly it's some of the finest I've had in New York City in recent years, and that's saying a lot considering how many Italian restaurants there are throughout the city. ...

Sel et Poivre: French bistro fare on the Upper East Side

Skate with lemon and capers

Our first night in New York City on this recent trip was spent on the Upper East Side. We were there for the annual meeting of an Italian Renaissance studies society which my sweetie supports, and the event ended with wine and hors d'oeuvres but not a full meal. We have enjoyed several restaurants in ...

Cafe Storico at the New York Historical Society

Ricotta crostini

This past week I spent four wonderful days in New York City, checking out various art exhibits, performances, and of course sampling the wonderful food in this amazing dining destination. One of the highlights of the trip was definitely a visit to the New York Historical Society to see the final part of their incredible, ...

Quick bites in Indianapolis: Napolese Pizzeria and IMA Cafe

Napolese pizza with squash

A few weeks ago I set off on an 1,800 mile road trip to see my favorite musician, Stewart Copeland, perform twice with his new "Off The Score" ensemble. Yes, I just as dedicated to the music I love as I am to good food and cooking! The first stop on my journey would be ...

Caribbean Crock-Pot Pork Roast

Caribbean crock pot pork roast

A No-Fuss Crock Pot Recipe for Pork Roast Pork roast...it can be delicious or it can be dry and drab. The secret to a perfect pork roast is to be sure to season it well and cook it slow and low—that's why it's perfectly suited for the crock pot! I wanted to try something different with my ...