WEEKLY COLUMN


The Wind-Up

NAPLES, ITALY— Wyatt Waters and I have just finished leading two tour groups through Rome, The Amalfi Coast, and Naples. In addition to filming season […]

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A Place of Solitude

SANTO STEPHANO DI SESSANIO— Wyatt Waters and I are the end of a four-day break between leading two Palate to Palette group tours through Rome, […]

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Of Friends and Wandering

ROME— We are back in this city by popular demand. We are not a film project or a theatre production, but we are actually here […]

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The TV and the Meal Ticket

The only thing stronger than the appetite of a teenage boy is the appetite of several teenage boys. In my son’s last few years of […]

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Squashing Recipe Development

Recipe inspiration comes from many places. Sometimes it’s a thought out of thin air. Many times inspiration comes while dining in another restaurant while traveling. […]

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New Orleans Favorites

Two years ago, I spent several months eating my way through New Orleans to compile a four-part series of my top ten New Orleans breakfasts, […]

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One Thing

I believe the key to creating great communities starts with one thing. We have our careers and family lives, but the people who make the […]

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Vacation Foods

Food tastes better on vacation. I don’t know the psychology behind that premise, but it’s true. In the days before I opened my first restaurant, […]

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The Grand Tour

Marina Mengelberg is a Dutch-born Italian tour guide who lives in the heart of Tuscany. My friend, business partner, and co-collaborator Wyatt Waters and I […]

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Hospitality

The first spiritual gifts test I took as a part of a church group came back and listed my primary spiritual gift as the gift […]

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