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26 07, 2010

McItaly Ads Take Over Rome

July 26th, 2010|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Rome & Lazio|4 Comments

In my humble opinion, there are few things more vile than a McDonalds hamburger, regardless of what ingredients it includes. In January, nearly 400 McDonalds “restaurants” in Italy launched the McItaly menu, which employs the “Made in Italy” […]

21 07, 2010

Guide to Responsible Food Tourism in Rome

July 21st, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|40 Comments

Carciofo alla romana, artichoke braised with oil and herbs, is a winter and spring dish. Visitors to Rome have long understood that among the city’s highlights, ranking right up there with the Pantheon or the Colosseum, are its typical dishes. Some are seasonal (carciofi alla giudia, pizza con prosciutto e fichi), others are not [...]

14 07, 2010

Tripadvisor Poll Unjustly Shafts London Food

July 14th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Meat, Offal, Pizza, Pork, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert|17 Comments

Taqueria’s Choriqueso, house made Mexican chorizo rolled inside browned cheese. I use Tripadvisor occasionally for researching accommodations, but when it comes to food, I cannot think of a worse source of information. I am constantly perturbed by their Rome restaurant rankings, which […]

9 07, 2010

Beat the Heat with Gelato in Rome

July 9th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|19 Comments

Claudio Torcè’s black sesame and lemon-almond gelato. Rome is freaking hot right now. In fact, I cannot recall a heatwave this bad since 2003. Then again, I tend to repress temperature-related discomfort, so I may be totally wrong. Anyway, when it’s this hot, one must […]

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