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Hot soup in a hurry

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I come from a long line of skilled soup makers. In the late 1800s, my great-grandmother Enrichetta Cavagnolo, newly arrived from northern Italy, was a soup chef at Delmonico’s in New York City. Enrichetta’s daughter and granddaughters (my grandmother, mother, and aunts) were talented soup makers as well, to ...

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The Death of Small Town America

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(CC BY-SA 2.0) by Sundi Hayes/Flickr And No, We’re Not Speaking Figuratively Pop Quiz: Which American population segment has experienced an unprecedented spike in its rates of early death since the start of this century? No, not that one. Nope, not that one either. Try the one that ...

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