THE LUNATIC EXPRESS

From the book jacket of Carl Hoffman’s The Lunatic Express: Indonesian ferry sinks. Peruvian bus plunges off cliff. Kenyan train attacked by mobs. Whenever he picked up a newspaper, journalist and award-winning travel writer Carl Hoffman noticed these news bulletins and was struck by how far removed the idea of tourism–travel as the pursuit of […]

WHO’S THAT GNOCCHI-ING AT MY DOOR?

Saturday night, I hosted a dinner party. Here’s the menu: Romesco with Flatbread and Fennel SpearsMarinated Peppers and EggplantRicotta Gnocchi with Chantarelles (except I couldn’t find chantarelles and so used portobellos), Sweet Corn and Sage Brown ButterHeirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata, Torn Croutons and Opal BasilGreen Cabbage with Sweet Corn and BaconCornmeal Shortcakes with Peaches, […]