Butternut squash and kale are teamed with the warmth of cumin and chili powder to make this Mexican Minestrone knock your socks off good. The weather man promised thunder and lightening, so I grabbed my minestrone and waited for the show to begin. A steaming bowl of hot soup is the perfect accompaniment for a storm, and I was ready! While the light show never materialized, the ...
About Anne Papina
Anne is a 3rd generation San Franciscan with a passion for food. She was inspired by her mother, her grandmother, and her aunts, as she watched them serve up the most delectable meals to her large Swiss-Italian family.
While working in the tech industry, an opportunity arose to combine two of Anne’s passions (tech and food). This was long before blogging, before the term “social networking” came into play, and truly, before most people had even heard about “the Web.” Webicurean was created for CompuServe, first as part of the Internet Fun Forum, and eventually as a featured column on CompuServe’s main menu. In those early years, Webicurean’s goal was not only to write about food, but to curate the best that the fledgling Web had to offer.
Today Webicurean features Anne's family recipes, passed down for generations, both Swiss and Italian, as well as other recipes from some of her favorite sources, both old and new.
In addition to writing about food, Anne has written on other topics, including most recently a book about Nicasio, California as part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series of pictorial histories. This book features vintage photographs from local archives and personal collections, recounting tales of the Coast Miwok and early settlers of the mid 1800s up through current times. She was also a panelist at Vircomm 2001, co-authored “Love, Lies and the Internet” in 1996 with Steve Syrmopoulos, and was a columnist for “The Paper” — penning a bi-monthly technology column and Web site reviews, with a focus on Northern California and coastal community news, events, and businesses.