I know Como but am looking for somewhere smaller and less city-ish and thought a few days in Sirmione or somewhere on Lago Maggiore would be better. Anyone got any suggestions for good restaurants (and a hotel, if you know one) in the area?
Now you can have your brunch cocktail and eat it, too, with Justin Warner's Mojito Pancakes. Read more.
Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers. Read more.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy