About Deborah

Deborah is a wife, mother, grandmother, traveler, bootlegger, and a very poor speller! As Victor Hazan so eloquently puts it, Deborah has chosen Umbria to be the home of her soul. When she can’t be there in body, she spends her free time cooking & reading about Italy. She blogs mostly about food and about trips – past and future – here: Old Shoes New Trip.

About Cindy

Cindy lives in Eagle River, Alaska where her freezer is always full of salmon, halibut & shrimp. Cindy participates in several regular cooking challenges. You can read more about her cooking and life in the last frontier on her blog, Baked Alaska.

About Jan

Jan is a serious home cook who loves to read recipes and then do her own thing. Her focus is ingredient driven comfort food, often with an Italian influence. She is passionate about all things Italian, especially the cuisine & the language. Jan blogs about food and travels (next trip to Italy: May/June of 2012) at: Keep your Feet in the Street.

About Palma

Palma is a Marriage & Family Therapist in Palm Desert, CA. She’s an Italian-American with a passion for cooking, entertaining, & travel to Italy. She’s always planning her next culinary adventure to Italia on her blog, Palmabella's Passions

About Sandi

Sandi is a true Southerner, but a traveler & Italian cook at heart. She lives in Alabama and knows more about fried green tomatoes than fricassees. Her family owned the WhistleStop Café for many years. Sandi also blogs at Whistlestop Cafe Cooking.

About Kim

Kim joins us after being our permanent sub on the Pomodori e Vino project. Kim loves to eat, drink, travel and cook - probably in that order. When she's not here, you can find her organizing and leading food, wine and beer tours in Europe as co-owner and operator of GrapeHops or blogging at What I Really Think or The Amy Foundation.

About Jerry

Jerry is a food obsessed Canadian. He learned to love Italian food as a child while eating the meals prepared by his Napolitano uncle. He learned to cook Italian foods by watching his uncle cook these feasts for the family. This love of Italian food has been honed through serious personal experimentation in eating and cooking. Willing to try most anything once, Jerry isn't so sure about tripe! Jerry also blogs at Jerry's Thoughts, Musings, and Rants!

Our Subs

About Beth

Beth, along with her husband, Mike, is co-owner of two Italian Deli/Markets in St. Louis - Viviano’s Festa Italiano. When not creating yummy new menu items for the deli, she’s the pediatric research lab supervisor at Washington University School of Medicine. Read more out about Viviano’s Festa Italiano.

About Amy

Amy is a teacher in suburban Boston with far too many cookbooks, her Grandmother's meat grinder and canning jars, and a new Wolf stove. She appreciates cuisines from around the world, with a particular fondness for French, Moroccan, Italian, Vietnamese, and Indian cooking. Tweaking her cooking and eating habits resulted long-lasting weight loss and health benefits, proving that living well still tastes good. An old hobby is knitting; and a newer one is canning preserves. Read more from Amy on her blog, Destination Anywhere.

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Oysters on the Grill

By Palma


I must admit, I wanted NOTHING to do with this week's flavor! I've noticed that the "winter foods" in this project are not my cup of tea (or coffee, as I also dislike tea). Luckily, Brad will eat oysters, so they did not go to waste. Brad will eat ANYTHING, except one of the upcoming ingredients... but you will find out what that is soon enough.


Brad threw the oysters on a hot grill until they opened up. (about 3 minutes) I thought, "Poor things... I wonder if they know they are one of the ugliest foods on earth?" Beware that sizzling spits of juice and fragments of shell may fly at you during this part. I was safely in the kitchen mincing parsley, and in no danger.

He brought them inside, popped them open with his oyster knife, and left the oyster in the half shell. I quickly drizzled them with olive oil, minced garlic, chopped parsley, a couple drops of Worcestershire sauce, and a little grated parmigiano.


I have no idea if this is a typical way of eating oysters. I was lucky to even FIND oysters, and Brad ate 3 of the 6 we cooked. You know where the rest went. The best adjective I could get out of Brad was, "They were OK. " Since I did not taste them, this does not sound like a recommendation. We won't be doing this (or anything else with oysters) any time soon. Is it Spring yet?

PS: The grill was hot so we had a great steak, grilled asparagus, and Pommes Anna for dinner. REAL FOOD.

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