Fresh produce is such a staple of Italy's cuisine, it's easy to eat vegan and thrive there.
Baking 200 cupcakes for her friends' wedding ended up being a real labor of love.
Summer is the season of eating outdoors. Typically, that means food that is either grilled or packed into portable containers and served cold. From the Monitor's archives, here is a list of 15 recipes – some exotic, some traditional, and all delectable – to help you prepare for your next picnic, barbecue, or day at the beach.