//March
31 03, 2011

Making Pizza: La Prima Prova

March 31st, 2011|Categories: Carbs, Pizza, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|6 Comments

Back in January I took Bonci’s pizza class at Tricolore. It did not go well. For a number of reasons, ranging from atmosphere to organization, the experience was stressful, ridiculous, and negative. You can read all the gory details (in Italian) here. Last week I took the class […]

29 03, 2011

Lorenzo Lotto Makes My Brain Hurt

March 29th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Rome & Lazio|11 Comments

The souvenirs at the Scuderie are as well conceived as the translations. It’s been a while since I’ve had a good old fashioned rant here on Parla Food, but I’ve had a really overwhelming 2 days and I think I’ve earned it. To be fair, lots of things were good about Monday and Tuesday [...]

28 03, 2011

Roman Artichokes Five Ways

March 28th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|6 Comments

It’s Roman artichoke season again (for the record, it’s officially February-May, by IGP standards). You can hardly turn around without seeing one of these seasonal thistles, and there are plenty of places in Rome to try its classic preparations–check out this post I wrote last year […]

26 03, 2011

A Tale of Three Carbonaras

March 26th, 2011|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Pork, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Spaghettoni abruzzesi alla carbonara, Roscioli I’ve been talking about carbonara a lot lately. It has come up in conversation no fewer than six times today with friends, family and clients. I’ve always been a fan of this dish in which pasta is tossed with egg yolk (and sometimes albumen), pecorino cheese, guanciale and black pepper, [...]

26 03, 2011

The South Rises: Birrificio Karma

March 26th, 2011|Categories: Beer, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

A quick spin through any Italian beer shop will reveal that the vast majority of this ancient beverage is produced in Northern Italy, mainly Piedmont, Lombardy, and Emilia Romagna. But the south, too, puts out some fine brews. In Campania, Birrificio Karma produces a […]

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