Brunetti’s Cookbook Review

Bookstores, Italian Food & Italy Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~ I would add to that, “as in front of Italian food.” Most people will probably arrive at Brunetti’s Cookbook because they are already fans of Donna…

Copenhagen Shopping: The Strøget

The Strøget, Copenhagen's most famous shopping street We started with the department stores: Ilum and Magasin du Nord. The stores were modest in size, but were more “hip” than the stores of home, tempting with simple and vibrant clothes, all designed with a distinct and…

Falling for the Red Rocks of Sedona

When I mentioned to friends that we were going to Sedona, they said things like: “Don’t forget your crystals.” “Ooooh, are you going there to have your aura cleansed?” Or most ominously, “Watch out for the psychics!” I conjured a place teeming with women with…

Ingredienti Italiani: Guanciale

Guanciale {gwanCHAleh} (aka: porky goodness) Pig’s cured jowl/neck meat is a considerable Italian delicacy, as it imparts unique flavor and smooth sumptuousness to any dish or sauce. The word guanciale means two things: a) a headrest pillow, on which you repose your cheek when you…
provencal colorful table setting

How To Eat Lunch In France And A Visit To Goult

In the end of all the places to visit in Provence, the village of Goult in the Vaucluse turned out to be the perfect place for not one, but two lunches. You see lunch sometimes gives us trouble when traveling in France. Not the kind of…

Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens

I would not have believed in the existence of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen if I had not seen it with my own eyes: an amusement park in the middle of a European capital. was commissioned by King Christian VIII of Denmark in order to raise…