Sadly, the colonists did not eat the parsnip with the same enthusiasm, and it is still under-appreciated in America, although in Jamestown, in the early seventeenth century, the settlers made a wedding cake with parsnip flour.
It is by now a given among connoisseurs that Italy's Barolo wines are on a par with the very finest wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, though there is something of a cold war going on among Barolo producers in the region of Piedmont.
With a mild yet distinctive banana flavor, tender crumb and deliciously crisp crust, this is my go-to banana bread recipe. It's phenomenal right out of the oven, and delicious all over again when you toast it for breakfast the next day.
Zurich was at its sunny finest -- the same broad river was as blue as the sky, the buildings took on colors of tan, white, brown and pink, the wet winter of yesterday had changed into the kind of day that showed off the city at its most alluring.