Road Foodie

Some people drive simply to arrive.

Bereavement Soup

Posted By on January 31, 2009

1.30.09 Mar Vista, CA There is something about death and illness that triggers a desire for soup. To cook it, and to eat it. What happened in Mar Vista two days ago was so awful that the only tolerable emotion my girlfriend, chef Jill Davie, could identify was an auto-drive soup imperative. I was riveted, […]

American Bistecca

Posted By on January 28, 2009

1.24.09 San Luis to Malibu Once, at lunch in Florence with a previous husband, I ate an entire bistecca Fiorentina by myself. For those not familiar with this pyllum, a bistecca is the bone-in rib-eye, preferably from an Italian breed of white cattle called Chianina (once rare, but now enjoying a carnivore-fueled revival). In Florence, […]

A Guardedly Reluctant Departure

Posted By on December 20, 2008

I say imagined, because that California, mostly, no longer exists.