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19 06, 2010

A Guide to Fried Foods in Rome

June 19th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Offal, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert|19 Comments

Assorted fritti from Rosticceri’ in Testaccio. The Roman penchant for deep frying knows no bounds. Every course, from appetizer to dessert, and virtually every type of eatery, from deli to Michellin Star restaurant could feature fried food. In Rome, fritti […]

19 06, 2010

Summer Fruit: It's The Pits

June 19th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

My life is an emotional roller coaster controlled by seasonal produce. When persimmons are peaking, I am the happiest person on the planet. When they disappear, depression sets in. For a time, I am inconsolable […]

18 06, 2010

Rome Pizza Showdown: Callegari vs Bonci

June 18th, 2010|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Offal, Pizza, Pork, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|12 Comments

Anchovy and pecorino pizza at Pizzarium. Rome has plenty of chefs, pizzaioli included, who enjoy celebrity status. The city’s two heavyweights, Stefano Callegari of Sforno and 00100, and Gabriele Bonci of Pizzarium, have lots in common, including the same yeasted starter (Bonci’s recipe), top-notch ingredients, and unconventional toppings. But what Callegari turns out of his [...]

13 06, 2010

Sunday Binge By Bicycle

June 13th, 2010|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Meat, Pork, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|8 Comments

Things started off innocently enough this morning. My friend Halliday and I woke up feeling the effects of yesterday’s truly impressive pizza binge–Forno Campo de’ Fiori for breakfast, 00100 for lunch and Sforno for dinner. We thought an intense […]

11 06, 2010

Pizza In the Celio, Li Rioni

June 11th, 2010|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|Tags: |5 Comments

My apartment is midway between the Monti and Celio districts, so when I want a great meal close to home, I have a ridiculous number choices, ranging from inexpensive organic cafes to break-the-bank fish restaurants. In spite of the numerous […]

10 06, 2010

In Rome’s Ostiense District, Gelateria Fata Morgana Has Closed

June 10th, 2010|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Gelato, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert|36 Comments

Gelateria Fata Morgana, a place that is near and dear to my heart (that is, has clogged my arteries) has closed its doors on Via Ostiense. The sad news came to me via email from reader Chad Rivera. I stopped by ex-Fata Morgana yesterday to pay my […]

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