Pizza Guru took a trip back home to Vermont and came back bearing a gift of maple syrup. It’s such an American ingredient and as I looked around my kitchen filled with very Italian ingredients I thought, “What am I going to do with this? Maple syrup pasta??!”   Fortunately, a quick conversation on…

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  ‘Tis the season for funghi and salsiccia (mushrooms and sausage), they just taste right this time of year as the fog sticks around longer, the night comes quicker, the smell of wood smoke fills the air, and I wonder where on earth did I put my gloves. We’ve already been wearing thick neck scarves…

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And the days go flying by. The searing summer heat is gone, replaced by a chill wind and a few thunderstorms.  A tougher skinned, hardier tomato has replaced the sun warmed summer tomato, but no one really is thinking much about tomatoes now. The first of the fall artichokes showed up at last week’s market,…

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