29 05, 2010

Gelatateria Natale, Lecce in a Cup

May 29th, 2010|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Gelato, Puglia, Sweets & Dessert|2 Comments

If there is one place on earth where eating copious amounts of fat all day long gives me no remorse, it’s Lecce. The whole place is swarming with sweet and savory temptations heavy on the olive oil (pizzi), besciamel (rustico), cream […]

29 05, 2010

Avio, Lecce: Don't Get What You Want, Get What You Need

May 29th, 2010|Categories: Puglia, Sweets & Dessert|7 Comments

Have you ever ordered something at a cafe and totally thought you knew what you were getting but then got something totally different and were incredibly happy to be served that something that you didn’t even know you wanted? That is exactly […]

29 05, 2010

Confetti at Said in San Lorenzo, Rome

May 29th, 2010|Categories: America, Carbs, Culture, Daily Food Photo, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|10 Comments

Yesterday I visited Said, the uber famous and super delicious chocolate shop/factory in San Lorenzo. The weather in Rome has been heating up, so I knew it was my last chance to eat some fine chocolate before it becomes impractical/unnatural […]

29 05, 2010

Lucanerie and an Unnecessary Race Against The Clock

May 29th, 2010|Categories: Basilicata, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Pork, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert|0 Comments

UPDATE: Le Lucanerie has closed but thankfully owner Francesco Abbondanza has opened L’Abbondanza Lucana (via Bruno Buozzi, 11 – tel. +390835334574) near the Duomo. Expect the same stellar regional cuisine as Le Lucanerie. Yesterday I took the bus from Rome to Matera. Well, two buses, actually. Somewhere on the Campania-Puglia border, the first bus stopped [...]

28 05, 2010

9 Favole di Pane, Rome

May 28th, 2010|Categories: Carbs, Daily Food Photo, Food & Wine, Pizza, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Back in the day I lived way up on the Via Prenestina before there were decent bakeries, restaurants, and alimentari around. I would do my food shopping in Piazza delle Provincie instead. Granted it wasn’t super close, but it was just a 30-min […]

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