Category — Travels

Tarallucci e Vino

In Italian," finire a tarallucci e vino" (literally,  to finish up with cookies and wine), means to say that there was a happy ending.  At the Tarallucci e Vino restaurant at 15 East 18 Street near Union Square in NYC,we were happy not just with the ending of the meal, but everything else from appetizers ...

August 1, 2011   1 Comment

Eating in Rome and Abruzzo

Last week, Charles and I spent a few days in Rome, then headed to Abruzzo.  Here is my Roman favorite dish his trip, the Spaghettoni alla Carbonara at Roscioli.  The bits of guanciale were chunkier than usual and had been fried until crisp around the edges.  The sauce was perfectly made, with just eggs and ...

July 16, 2011   No Comments

Crystal SERENITY Cruise October 24 to November 5, 2011

This fall, join Charles and me aboard the beautiful Crystal SERENITY for a 12 day cruise from Athens, Greece to Istanbul, Turkey.  The Crystal Serenity has been voted the number one cruise ship in the world by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler.  As part of Crystal's Wine & Food Festival Theme cruises, there will ...

March 14, 2011   No Comments


With its pointed leaves and gorgeous wine and cream color,  Radicchio Trevisano seems to jump right out of the produce aisle.  It is a welcome sight, especially at this time of year, when choices are limited. Radicchio Trevisano is grown in the Veneto region of Northeastern Italy near the city of Treviso where the climate is ...

January 25, 2010   2 Comments

A Taste of Trentino Alto Adige in New York

Chef Norbert Niederkofler of Hotel Rosa Alpina and St. Hubertus Restaurant

Chocolate Pudding with Fromage Blanc Ice Cream and Rhubarb Soup High up in the Dolomite Mountains in the Trentino Alto Adige region of Northern Italy is St. Hubertus, one of Italy's finest restaurants.  Named for the patron saint of hunters, this elegant 2-star Michelin restaurant is located at the Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa ...

April 24, 2009   1 Comment