Our NYTimes Figs Story and San Marco

The buzz at the end of August in NYC was all about figs and fig trees. When Melissa Clark tweeted asking for submissions about great fig tree stories we couldn’t resist. Of course a Francesco Vastola story was the first to come to mind. Francesco, or Franco, Vastola is the head farmer at Madia Farm,…

Rachel Ray Discovers Gustiamo! MUST-TRY

Chef Marco Canora, asked by Rachel Ray to mention his best foods says: Gustiamo! the article continues: They find the craziest stuff! chef Marco Canora enthuses. His faves? Colatura, the bottled juice that drains from salted anchovies [“what a flavor shot in every sauce”] and that jam, from Campania, which is “off the chain”. For…