A Pasta Recipe Inspired by a Grove of Olive Trees

The five generations of women in Courtney Miller Santo’s debut novel The Roots of the Olive Tree have all grown up in the same secluded olive grove in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California, surrounded by trees nurtured from rootstock that had been cultivated by their ancestors for centuries. The Roots of the Olive Tree, … Continue reading

Taking Over Sunday Dinner: Spaghetti alle Vongole

Welcome back to another story about taking over the big Italian Sunday Dinner from my father, Papa B, as he recovers from shoulder surgery.  I started off my reign by making Braised Pork from the New Brooklyn Cookbook and last week I made Stuffed Meatloaf from Mario Batali’s Molto Italiano. Now after all the epic … Continue reading