Mitzie TestaniSyracuse, NY, US
Originally from Denver, CO, Mitzie is an illustrator, artist and a secret wearer of glasses based in Syracuse, NY. She earned her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. There, she studied graphic/interactive design, illustration and how to work through the night.
Recipes By Mitzie Testani
Sometimes we pretend we know about other cultures when we make a meal. Did you know that the origins of the word picnic are French? My apologies to all French people, I still have a lot to learn! But I do know that dessert is important, so I had to sneak in a few cookies :)
Every September where I'm from (Denver, CO) we would find one of the chili vendors on a street corner and order a bushel of #fire #roasted #green #chilis I'm not sure, but I think they were #poblanos we would take our haul in a garbage bag. After they cooled, we would peel off the blackened skins and divide them up in plastic bags for the freezer so we could make #greenchilistew all winter. To this day, I miss this annual tradition. You can use canned Hatch green chili in place of fresh Poblanos, but fire-roasted peppers are the best!
Feast of the fishes is a tradition that I first tried when visiting my husband's Italian-American Aunt on Christmas Eve. It wasn't the fancy seven fish kind, but the hugely warm and comforting calamari in red sauce kind, a fish I had never even tried until I met my husband. Sometimes there would be other kinds of fish, but mostly there was lots and lots of homemade pasta.