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(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Italian Trade Commission. All opinions are 100% mine.) For many years at the holidays, I drove to San Diego, where most of my northern California family had moved to, from San Francisco, where I lived. If timed right to bypass the worst of snarled […]


  • Peter Stafford - Kimberly:

    You photograph and write about foods and drinks so superbly. As I read this my mind was turning to cravings of the wines I knew and a readiness to explore those that were new. Loved the photos and the descriptions.

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Walt - Once again Kimberley your writing and photography really convey the essence of tasty cooking, good foods and now wines. I enjoy Italian wines and will give one or two you mentioned a try.

    Alla vostra salute!ReplyCancel

  • Walt - I have to mention that the link to learn more about the “wines of Italy” is very informative, especially about the wine regions.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - Fabulous post Kimberley!! The photography is amazing as usual, and the wine pairings are a perfect match. I’ve always enjoyed Italian wines and your descriptions brought back fond memories of Lambrusco. Something tells me ‘Italia’ will be making an appearance at one or more holiday tables this year!ReplyCancel

  • Arthur - Oh, wow. You know, the way you are taking photos is so gorgeous. All pics look like paintings, and I mean it.ReplyCancel

(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Italian Trade Commission. All opinions are 100% mine.) Fall is here. The crisp, crackling air, jumble of amber-toned leaves making inviting messes all over the streets, long, pale-gold slant of sun, if it’s even out here in the gloomy PNW. With the seasonal shift, […]


  • Pete - The true drink … my wife LOVED this! =)ReplyCancel

  • Doug - It’s hard to find people experienced in this topic, but you sound like
    you know what you’re talking about! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Lauren - I love orange wine, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen - I have so much to learn about wine – I like the idea of natural wines!ReplyCancel

  • Walt - I missed this one and went back from your most recent post I’ve enjoyed Italian wines for years and followed the link to “learn more about Italian wines”. The web site is very informative especially (to me) about the various wine producing regions. I will try the wine you suggest that pairs well with pizza.ReplyCancel

  • Sonja Overhiser - This is so gorgeous! We love all things Italy and this looks absolutely up our alley.ReplyCancel

  • Mahima Git - It looks very yummy.
    Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe with us.ReplyCancel

  • olivia - Great post! I absolutely love your photos. their amazing and super duper pretty ;) learned so much about wine today hahaReplyCancel

In a National Geographic years ago, there was a small piece with one image, from a photographer who challenged himself to capture just one frame per day. It was deep in winter, somewhere snowy, before digital photography. It was rooted in making a deliberate choice about what would be captured. I have been thinking about […]


  • William Fahey - Wow really nice and good capture for the winter season. It is getting some of feels for everyone to taste it. Most of the person like to buy this from restaurant. In your post is getting good capturing practice and landscape intimation. The photography is getting for this blog. The capturing details are getting accurate and right moment also. The deep thinking and good works also available for this butternut squash. Thanks for sharing this photos hereReplyCancel

  • Stacy - I read your post this morning and left the tab open to comment, but you beat me to it over on my blog! We must have been reading each other’s posts at the same time (:

    Beautiful reflections here. I love that you found a way to revive that feeling of limitation in your art without a full rejection of the resources we have now – a tricky balance, to be sure!

    And I’m also really glad for the comment about your last name, because I think of you every time I see the word “hasselback.” xoxoReplyCancel

  • culinary school - Thank you so much for this recipe, I didn’t expect that you can cook something so original and tasty at the same time. I’m really very happy, thank you very much!ReplyCancel

  • karl young - I had no idea that we can have a deliciously made recipe. I would love to taste every bite of it.ReplyCancel

  • PachaPEACE - SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Never thought butternut squash could be THIS pretty! & looks YUMMY! Thank YOU so MUCH for sharing the recipe! Can’t wait to try it!ReplyCancel

  • lalina franklin - i am making this for dinner tonight! i will make a london broil to go with it and a pineapple ice for desert!
    i have not looked at the recipe, just the picture and that is what is inspiring me! what i will do is grind any and all herbs and spices used and sprinkle in between the slices. also as i like the skin, i will not be peeling it.
    thank you for the lovely photo and the inspiration i am getting from it.ReplyCancel

  • Areesha Zahid - I love your blog! especially around the holidays and was sad to feel that the cultural context of this dish was just kind of swept under the rug.

  • Corrie Cooks - This recipe is really very unique and seemed delightful to me. The picture is highly tempting increasing the desire to have it. I think, there should be some kind of special dip to be served with it. Which dip will you suggest? Can it be stored in refrigerator for a day?ReplyCancel

  • Anupama Chopra - Looks Awesome. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe.ReplyCancel