The Spice Cabinet: Star anise

The Spice Cabinet: Star anise

Welcome back to The Spice Cabinet series. Today we explore star anise. Star anise is an attractive spice due to both its diverse characteristics, as well as its stunning appearance. The beauty and intricate details of this spice are prime examples of Mother Nature’s...
Sicily from the back seat

Sicily from the back seat

“Shot gun!” A phrase that I would use over and over again in my youth in an attempt to secure the premier spot in the car…the throne…the status…the front seat. Little did I know, nor possess the ability to understand, the prospective one...
The Herb Garden: Marjoram

The Herb Garden: Marjoram

Interested in joining a cooking class in Rome? Check out all the delicious cooking experiences we can arrange! If you’re visiting for the first time, this column explores the nature, history, medicinal and culinary uses of herbs in cuisine in general, and in Italian...