Soupe au Pistou (Provençal Vegetable Soup)

Hard to believe last Tuesday was the first day of Spring, with some parts of the country still getting pounded by record snowstorms. While I’m anxious for the arrival of warm spring days, I fully intend to savor the last of the cold weather with the help of few more pots of soup. With the […]

Quartino Ristorante and Wine Bar, Chicago

“Where the water costs more than the wine” – Quartino Restaurant Italy can be hard to describe to those who have never been there. Beyond obvious things like ancient building facades and wonderful smells wafting out of kitchen windows and into the narrow cobblestone streets, there is a rhythm to life that takes a bit […]