I want to ride my bicycle

When I was four years old my brother, who is a couple of years older than me, got a shiny new red two-wheeler bicycle for his birthday. He was the envy of all the neighborhood kids, including me. But he refused to let me try it out, even once. I was just a little kid,…

British Eats: A Foodie’s Adventure

Recently I was out for dinner with an acquaintance and when our plates were served, I pulled my cell phone out of my pocket to snap a photo of my meal. “Are you a millennial?” My friend asked. We burst into laughter together, but then she asked the question again. That’s when I realized it’s not clear….

A Heritage of Joy (of Cooking)

My grandmother loved the popular cookbook The Joy of Cooking and it became a part of my heritage, but not just as a source for recipes.

Application to an Italian Sabbatical

Recently, Airbnb has been advertising a job that I desperately want: a three-month volunteering stint hosting Airbnb experiences in Grottole, Matera, Italy. Today, on the last day that applications are accepted, I applied. And holy mother of gods, I want this so bad! What’s your story and why are you ready to move to Grottole…