Sesame Peanut Noodles

Sesame Peanut Noodles

My mother used to make a version of this fresh, Asian pasta in the summer, and we would eat it on the terrace of our apartment in Rome. I asked her for the recipe the other day and she was a bit vague about ingredients and quantities, so I made this by combining...
Tomatoes stuffed with Quinoa

Tomatoes stuffed with Quinoa

One of my favorite summer recipes is Pomodori al Riso, a classic Roman dish of tomatoes stuffed with rice. (http://www.maiamingdesigns.com/single-post/2016/06/30/Pomodori-al-Riso-Roman-style-tomatoes) But lately I am experimenting with quinoa…so I substituted...
Homemade Spanish Gazpacho

Homemade Spanish Gazpacho

When I was in college I spent a summer as an intern in Milan working in the studio of one of my design heroes, Ettore Sottsass. It was a great summer, both for the work experience and the fun we had. I shared an apartment with several Spanish girls from Malaga, and we...
Grilled Watermelon and Goat Cheese

Grilled Watermelon and Goat Cheese

In the summer I use our barbecue a lot, especially when it feels too hot to cook indoors. After years of having a charcoal BBQ, we now use a gas grill…which may not be so purist, but is so convenient! We also have a wonderful SPARQ soapstone griddle that serves...