When my friend Can heard I was going to Istanbul, he insisted I check out Kazan Antebi in Caddebostan. He spoke of the place with an urgency that suggested if I missed it, I would be committing a culinary crime more heinous than […]
Fried fish is good and good for you. I mean, squid can’t have that many calories on its own, so fried calamari can’t be that unhealthy. And if it is deep fried in extra virgin olive oil, it is fat free. I read that somewhere. And if it’s done Venetian style […]
In Rome, Primo Maggio, Labor Day, is celebrated with a trip to the countryside for a picnic of fava beans and pecorino. This Saturday, make like a Roman and hit the road. For my suggestions, check out my post on the New York Times In Transit Blog.
My last day in Istanbul was a bit packed with work, so I couldn’t go far for my final meal. Between writing assignments, I made the 10 minute stroll from my friends’ house in Baltalimanı to Iskele Restaurant in Rumelihisarı. I put away quite […]
UPDATE: VENUE NOW CLOSED I love Puglia and I love Monti, so, theoretically, I should love Pugliamonti, an organic vegetarian restaurant that opened in my neighborhood last summer 2009. I visited in late March with Mamma Parla and my friend Jessica and, while there were […]
(UPDATE: read the new post here.)Over the past six months or so, restaurants in Rome have been competing for the budget conscious lunch crowd by offering moderately priced prix fixe menus and plentiful buffets. It has always been easy to eat cheaply in Rome, where […]