A Nice Chianti and Fava Beans? No. Muhammara? Thumbs Off–er, Up

I’ll never forget the phrase that haunted me for months when I was about 16: delivered in a low, undulating murmur heard through the telephone receiver, a deep, throaty male voice posed a simple question:  “Have you checked the children?” Anyone who recognizes that line is familiar with the horror movie When a Stranger Calls.  The premise is […]