Firenze Files: Power of Pork

Talk about fancy cooking equipment all you want, but I just made one of the best meals of my life in a cheap metal pot from IKEA, in a cramped rented kitchen, with limited hand-me-down utensils, on a persnickety old gas stove, on the fourth floor of an apartment building in a foreign country.  TV … Continue reading

PrintWorks in North Carolina

I drove to North Carolina during my spring break to visit my sister at her college and to visit one my favorite restaurants.  I can’t say that I’ve actually been to enough restaurants in North Carolina to be a good judge of which ones are the best, but when I visited PrintWorks in Greensboro for … Continue reading

Grilled Branzino

  Last week I stopped by my local fish monger at Seafood on West Main to check for a special catch.  He happened to have branzino, an Italian sea bass which I happen to adore.  It’s a small fish, so it’s typically served whole on the skeleton, and the fish monger left the heads on, … Continue reading