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Almond Torte (Torta Rustica di Mandorle) and Breakfast in Sicily

  Breakfast may be our favorite meal in Sicily. A surprising statement about a place that created cannoli, cassata and Marsala. Breakfast in Ortygia, Agrigento and...

Rich Homemade Ricotta and a Weekend in Ortygia, Sicily

Silly us! We thought we were going to Italy. Don't be fooled, like we were, by the passport stamp when you step into Palermo or...

Big List of Traditional Sicilian Foods

Here it is. The familiar (manicotti) and not (torta setteveli). Print it out and take it with you to Ballaro Market or dinner, so...

Big List of Northern New Mexico Restaurants

Santa Fe (casual): The Shed* (no reservations, always crowded), Pasqual's*, Casa Sena*, La Choza, Coyote Cafe* Tomasita's (not as picturesque, but a local favorite). Frito pie was popularized at the Woolworths...

Grilled Calabacitas

New Mexican food tends to be hearty- lots of chiles, cheese, frijoles and posole. After a few days in Santa Fe, though, you have...

Red Chile Enchiladas

Decisions, decisions. Stack it or roll it. Blue corn or yellow. Red sauce or green. You gotta engage when you eat a New Mexico...

Chile Relleno Dip

I believe Fall has arrived. This morning we have the windows open for the first time since May. Football games are blaring from the tv....

Sicily: In a Nutshell

View Larger Map Why Sicily?: Best-preserved Greek ruins outside Greece; Melting pot of cultures, including Greek, Roman, Norman and Arab; Beautiful countryside and traditional villages;...

Northern New Mexico: In a Nutshell

View Larger Map Santa Fe What to Do: Shop for silver on the Plaza and stroll for artwork on Canyon Road. Don't miss Nedra Matteucci Galleries, one...

Big List of Traditional New Mexico Foods

Alb├│ndigas: meatballs Atole: a thick, hot gruel made from corn Biscochito: anise-flavored cookie, sometimes made with lard. Burrito: a small-to-medium white flour tortilla, filled with fried meat,...