A liqueur Hemingway would certainly drink

My fascination with Italian spirits (the alcoholic kind) started at age 15 when I read A Farewell to Arms, where Henry and his cohorts spend an inordinate amount of time drinking grappa to gloss over the horrors of the war they are living. Hemingway also put back his share of the clear liquid while serving…

Chili Pepper Preserves Recipe (and the Back-Story)

No self-respecting site about “Italian food, wine and culture” can get away without posting the occasional recipe so here’s my first. But first a little back-story, because every recipe has a back-story and once you know it you can enjoy the dish that much more. Remember the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld? People went there because…