In the Sierras de Córdoba

We stayed with Lore’s parents up in the Sierras de Córdoba, rugged green hills filled with horses. The weather there was pleasant and dry with some cool nights. Fortunately, Lore was staying with her parents in Villa Giardino up in the Sierras de Córdoba, rugged green hills filled with horses. The weather there was pleasant for a walk to artists’ colony or to the dam, for a dip in the pool, a horseback ride, or a cook-out.

The People Versus George Lucas

There’s this movie that Netflix keeps recommending to me: The People Versus George Lucas. It’s a documentary about where fans (represented in this film by greasy, overweight American Studies majors) think Lucas went wrong with the Star Wars franchise, particularly with the special edition remastering of the original trilogy and his treatment of the new […]

Garum

Since tomato sauce and pasta post-date the Roman Empire, I’ve often wondered what ancient Romans ate. One staple of their cuisine was garum, a fermented fish sauce. Some researchers on a PBS show were trying out a batch of homemade. I have a book a about the rise of sugar as a commodity and its […]