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29 09, 2010

Road Trip With Papa Parla: Destination? Obesity

September 29th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions|5 Comments

Papa Parla representing the Jersey Shore with his Ron Jon hat. Every other year, my dad (alternatively known as Papa Parla) and I go on a road trip in Italy. Past journeys have included Sicily, Puglia, Basilicata, and Piedmont. We usually do a bit of planning, like choosing a region and making some hotel arrangements. [...]

28 09, 2010

Writing for the Atlantic

September 28th, 2010|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|1 Comment

In my first post for the Atlantic Food Channel, I go off the beaten track in Rome to Via Chiabrera for gelato, whiskey, pizza al taglio and rizzuole. (more...)

26 09, 2010

The London Particular in New Cross

September 26th, 2010|Categories: Food & Wine, London, Restaurants|4 Comments

Bex’s granola with cinnamon yogurt and grilled peaches. For forty years, 399 New Cross Road was a non-descript kebab place, one of the dozens of such shops peddling greasy food along this residential strip of the A2. Recently, the location has been completely transformed and its current incarnation as the The London Particular signifies [...]

23 09, 2010

La Fucina: Parla Food and Do Bianchi Visit the Papa

September 23rd, 2010|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |3 Comments

The Oxford Companion to Italian Food defines pizza as “a flattened lump of bread dough, usually round, flavored with whatever comes to hand–oil, cheese, herbs, or onion–and cooked in a hot wood-fired oven.” I’m with the author for the first third of […]

20 09, 2010

O'Shea's of Knightsbridge

September 20th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Meat|2 Comments

Darragh O’Sheah with recently delivered Black Angus beef. Last week I had the great fortune of meeting fellow foodie and kindred spirit Dino J (that’s @Gastro1 for those of you on Twitter). The venue was O’Shea’s of Knightsbridge, London’s premier butcher shop and family venture just a short stroll from my personal hell Harrod’s. [...]

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