The Best of Rome! Brooke’s Top Ten

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If it’s spring, I want to be in Italy. I’m not saying my desire always turns into reality, but it’s top-of-mind like, say, when it’s 8pm and I’m dying for a big square of Vahlrona and a Medici goblet-size glass of red. This year, the carbo-loading gods were listening and they granted me 120 hours […]

London & Paris: Our Ultimate Guide

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Yes, that’s me at the Duane Reade check-out, grinning ear-to-ear. I’m buying a box of Airborne and I’m ecstatic. Because that little box means I’m about to get on a plane. And planes mean travel. And I love nothing more in this world (save my little family) than traveling. Yes, I know that’s like saying […]

Stress-Free Thanksgiving, Promise!

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Don’t let the cute faces fool you! (It’s the eyes… and the darn mustache pacifier!) These two turkeys are tough customers when it comes to Thanksgiving. She complains if the turkey leg is too dry and the pie crust crumbles the wrong way. He won’t down more than a spoonful of pumpkin puree’ if it’s […]

Romantic Italy: Puglia

Masseria Le Fabricche

Do we know anything sexier than burrata? That misshapen, white shell of buffalo milk mozzarella that cradles and embraces the soft insides of curd and fresh cream is some inspired combination of artistry and sun-baked, Southern Italian food tradition. A serated knife slides in, and scraps of mozzarella and panna (buttery cream) escape-  a fig, […]