A Weekend in Palermo

A Weekend in Palermo

Brent and I spent the last two weeks traveling around Italy. The roads are smooth, and civic infrastructure blessedly developed. But impressive city planning aside, we missed the wild and relatively un-traveled parts of Sicily, even Palermo. I say even Palermo because...
Cook the Convent: Eggs in a pan, two ways

Cook the Convent: Eggs in a pan, two ways

This is a post about two egg dishes. An egg dish to start your day and the other to end it. They are the brianchildren of our friend and Cook the Farm colleague, Annie. Annie is a master of deadpan comedy, always up for a card game, and has a mischievous streak that...
Eat Your Way Around Syracuse

Eat Your Way Around Syracuse

Brent and I spent two magical days in Syracuse last month, eating our way around the city and its island-next-door Ortygia. We’re talking a balmy seaside town, full of history, restaurants, and culture, clean and comparatively easy to navigate, a place where our...
Cook the Convent: Saturday Strata

Cook the Convent: Saturday Strata

On the weekends, we cook. We start with brunch, then have a late lunch, and an even later dinner. It’s usually a smaller group of us and we get our ingredients from the market, which means straight-from-the-dirt veggies, crisp rotisserie chicken, and fresh...
Outside Your Window, Onto Your Plate

Outside Your Window, Onto Your Plate

Fabrizia often asks us about the connection between landscape and cuisine. How does what we see out of our windows affect what ends up on our plates? I’ve been thinking about that question in terms of planting and consuming, and both perspectives clash with our...