3 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED THIS IS­SUE

Food - - Editor’s Letter -

1 You can make a cheats’ ver­sion of marsala, a for­ti­fied sherry-like wine from Si­cily, by adding a dash of brandy to ½ cup of white wine. 2 Twirling spaghetti with a fork and spoon isn’t an Ital­ian thing at all. Only chil­dren might twirl against a spoon; adults twirl on the plate. 3 The first carrots cul­ti­vated in the world were pur­ple, and the or­ange ones we are fa­mil­iar with to­day be­gan in the Nether­lands dur­ing the 17th cen­tury, bred from wild white and yel­low carrots.

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