From 1555 until 1870 Rome’s Jews were confined to a Ghetto by Papal decree. Though the Ghetto no longer stands (its buildings were demolished after Italian unification), visitors to Rome still come to the area to visit the community’s main […]
I got an email from my friend Nat yesterday that got me thinking of Momofuku, one of NYC’s most successful restaurant groups. He was invited to a pre-opening feast at David Chang’s Má Pêche, a place I will not be able to visit until I return to the […]
Palm Sunday has come and gone and Rome is getting deeper into Holy Week. For some tips on how to avoid the crowds (or join them) during this solemn and crowded period in Rome, check out my piece on the NY Times InTransit Blog here.
I used to eat at Lo Scoppetaro once a week when I first moved to Rome back in 2003. That and Dar Moschino were two of my favorite spots. For one reason or another, I stopped going to both, but they continued to linger in the back of my mind. […]
I often say I am obsessed with food. To be more specific, I am obsessed with cheese, fried food, fried cheese, and artichokes. I think my fixation with the latter has become painfully obvious this month, as I have dedicated no less than five […]
Just thinking about visiting Venice used to make me totally agro. My first few visits to La Serenissima were during high season when the sheer volume of obese cruisers, white tennis shoes, and fanny packs threatened to plunge Venice’s […]