A Gastronomic Tour of Liguria!

My Papa’ is a Chef.  Before he ever considered becoming a Chef in the USA, cooking was always a part of my family’s history and home.   Papa’ is the traditionalist, Mamma the creative, I guess I consider myself “the global” mixing traditional, original flavors with worldly twists.  I know this is a natural progression in…

Portovenere & the Gulf of Poets

Lord Byron, and his fellow poets and writers, chose well.  In an attempt to escape the decadent literary era of the U.K. they found the ideal retreat for contemplation and writing in this hidden Italian gem:  the village of Portovenere, tucked secretly in the Gulf of Poets {Cinque Terre}.  Let’s be frank:  there is nothing decadent…