The Great Race Place

     There is a perfect place to spend a glorious spring day. Santa Anita Park beckons me every spring with the sound of hoof beats and the colors of the sprightly jockey’s rainbow silks. In March or April, you can find me leaning against the white railing at the track cheering on limber thoroughbred race …

Amber style Clam Chowder

There is New England style Clam Chowder, creamy and delicious or Manhattan clam chowder, more like a veggie soup with a red sauce. The Crab Cooker in Newport has the best. And then there is my version of Clam Chowder. Clam Chowder 4 (6 ounce cans) chopped clams 2 (8 ounce) bottle’s clam juice 5 …

I hate Italian Food

Or I did anyways, until I went to Venice, Italy a few years ago.  My mom is a really, really good cook and she taught me everything I know about cooking and it is her love of cooking that made me the food snob I am today, but god help her she loves lasagna and spaghetti and …