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27 09, 2011

Tragedy in Testaccio: Roadhouse Grill Opens in the Nuovo Mercato Testaccio

September 27th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Meat, Rome & Lazio|22 Comments

Few things have the power to stop me in my tracks these days and today I encountered one of them: a chain restaurant in Testaccio. As it is, Chicken Hut, Burger King, Spizzico, and McDonald’s are all over Rome. Even Subway is cropping up here and there. As vile as the […]

26 09, 2011

La Capra Rampante, An Organic Locavore Market in Rome

September 26th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio|8 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I signed up for the Rome Marathon. I have returned to training after two years of on-again-off-again exercise and it quickly became clear that my body doesn’t recover from exertion quite as quickly as it used to. It probably doesn’t help that I eat and drink at a […]

25 09, 2011

Ariccia's Weekend Farmers' Market

September 25th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Ariccia is known the world over for its porchetta and fraschette (convivial taverns). But there is much more to this small town in the Castelli Romani southeast of Rome. There is a thriving farming community in and around Ariccia and each Saturday and Sunday, […]

21 09, 2011

Matt Allison, Urban Farmer, Eco-Activist and No Jamie Oliver

September 21st, 2011|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions|0 Comments

Today I have a beautiful guest post to share. Its author is Matt Allison, a South African urban farmer, eco-advocate, and author of the blog I’m No Jamie Oliver. He works cultivating the land, providing produce to his family and to chefs, and connecting farmers with professional […]

20 09, 2011

Il Sanlorenzo Brings the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Heart of Rome

September 20th, 2011|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |4 Comments

Though Rome is less than 15 miles from the sea, its cuisine has never been dominated by fish. Historically, cod, anchovies, and other preserved fish made up a small part of the mainstream diet, but until the 20th century brought refrigeration (and freezing), most fish remained […]

19 09, 2011

Parla Food To Team Up With Porsena For A Rome Inspired Dinner in NYC

September 19th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Katie Parla Events, New York City, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

On Sunday October 9 at 7pm, Chef Sara Jenkins and I will host a dinner at Sara’s restaurant Porsena in NYC’s East Village. The seven-course menu has been assembled to illuminate the characteristics and concepts of Rome and Lazio’s regional cuisines. Dishes will be accompanied by […]

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