On a recent trip to Rome, I witnessed something I'd never seen before. A waiter spun hot capellini inside a wheel of pecorino romano cheese, coating each strand. Turning the capellini onto a plate, he finished it with plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
Shakers rattle and a renowned writer and a duchess of dance roil the artistic waters in a new movement/theater piece that expresses an abundance about the repressed Shaker sect that settled in New Hampshire in the late 1700s under its gatekeeper/guardian Mother Ann Lee.
When it's cold and wet outside, the next best thing to savoring a home-cooked meal is curling up in an armchair and reading about one. This year's crop of cookbooks covers a wide spectrum of topics and is filled with gems worth reading and referring to again and again.