Like so many part- and full-time Ayvalik residents, Şemsa, my parter in caloric crime, had never been to Lesvos, the Greek island across the bay from the Turkish coastal village. We decided it was time to do something about that and planned a holiday for late September when the tourist […]
One of the first words I learned in Italian was sciopero, strike. Now I know it in Greek and Turkish, too. I learned these new phrases this morning upon arrival at the port in Lesvos. The ferry to Turkey was cancelled in accordance with a three-day strike at international customs. (That’s how it’s done! A [...]
In May Monti’s best wine bar got a whole lot better. Check out this weekend’s NYT Travel section for my review of the new and improved La Barrique.
Tomorrow the Mad Sq Eats festival opens in NYC and you will find Rome's Trapizzino at the Broken English stall. There, the street food made famous by Testaccio's 00100, will be served 11am-9pm daily through October 19. Read the full text on the NYT Diner's Journal here.
In addition to my regular tour offerings, I am thrilled to announce a new charitable initiative. You can now join me for visits to the American Academy in Rome during which we will visit the grounds of the Academy, the garden of the Rome Sustainable Food Project, and have lunch provided by the Alice Waters-founded [...]
Snacks at Ali Baba in Arco di Travertino. For a city with such a large and varied immigrant population, Rome has relatively few restaurants that serve ethic cuisines, and even fewer that serve authentic food, which hasn’t been watered down for the provincial Roman palate. […]