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31 08, 2010

Casa Bleve News

August 31st, 2010|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|8 Comments

Gli Sfizi di Casa Bleve, involtini, mozzarella, and steak tartare. Casa Bleve is among the most finest places in Rome to drink wine, their elegant dining room a perfect pair with their spectacular cellar. But it is the down-to-earth atmosphere in spite of it all that makes me love this place. […]

29 08, 2010

Omakase at Zushi Puzzle, San Francisco

August 29th, 2010|Categories: America, Fish, Food & Wine, Restaurants|6 Comments

Everyone sweating our edible fish sculpture. Last week I had lunch with my friends Sarah and Nirav at the Slanted Door in San Francisco. Not surprisingly, while sharing Shaking beef, Lemongrass chicken, and about twenty other dishes, the conversation turned to dinner. I had an impossible list of places I wanted to hit up on [...]

28 08, 2010

Planning a Trip to Rome or Turkey?

August 28th, 2010|Categories: Istanbul, Rome & Lazio, Turkish Cuisine|4 Comments

Whether you are or not, pick up the latest editions of the Rough Guide to Turkey and Rome, two excellent travel resources to which I contributed this year. You can purchase the Rough Guide to Rome here and the Rough Guide to Turkey here.

26 08, 2010

Chez Panisse and the Best Day Ever

August 26th, 2010|Categories: America, California, Carbs, Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert|8 Comments

Nectarine tart with rose ice cream. Earlier this month I traveled to the Bay Area for my friend Erin’s wedding. Her husband Chris is a cook at Chez Panisse and he set me up with a stage in the kitchen, one of the most incredible places on the planet. There is a mixture of permanent [...]

24 08, 2010

Rare Opening of Jewish Catacombs of Villa Torlonia September 5

August 24th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Rome & Lazio|4 Comments

Epitaph from the Jewish Catacombs, Capitoline Museums. On September 5, Italy will join twenty-four nations in celebrating the eleventh annual European Day of Jewish Culture. In Rome, there will be lectures, concerts, and exhibits dedicated to this year’s theme, Art and Judaism. Perhaps the most exciting events of the day […]

22 08, 2010

The Bun That Goes By Many Names

August 22nd, 2010|Categories: Meat, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|8 Comments

In Rome’s Largo del Teatro Valle stands a somewhat imposting storefront emblazoned with a sign for CO2 Brasserie, a thankfully defunct restaurant that closed a few years back. The Perfect Bun opened in its place, but the sign for CO2 is still there, a strange reminder of the space’s earlier incarnation. I visited The Perfect [...]

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