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27 02, 2013

13 Gradi La Mescita, a Wine Bar in Garbatella

February 27th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Worst. Photo. Ever. Sorry. I am back in Rome after some quality time in the States (and just in time for the national embarrassment election and a premature conclave!). With transatlantic voyages come crippling jet lag and for the past 4 days I have been bungling every social interaction and […]

19 02, 2013

In Rome’s San Paolo, A Haven for Whisky Drinkers

February 19th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

The Via Ostiense stretches south from Rome’s center to the Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, a pilgrimage site dedicated to St. Paul, who reputedly was beheaded on the site in the first century. Just a few hundred yards from the hulking church, past the San Paolo Metro stop, lies Via Chiabrera, a destination [...]

18 02, 2013

At Sans de Blé in Rome, Delicious and Gluten Free Sweets

February 18th, 2013|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|4 Comments

The land of pizza and pasta is the last place you might expect to be friendly to the gluten intolerant. But in the past few decades, the incidence of celiac disease and wheat allergies have risen in Italy, as elsewhere. Whatever the reason—previously undetected illness or the arrival of genetically modified […]

16 02, 2013

Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà in Trastevere, Rome

February 16th, 2013|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|1 Comment

Sticking to this week’s craft beer in Rome theme, I asked Sam Carolan, University of Minnesota student, Parla Food intern and budding craft beer drinker to check out Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà in Rome’s Trastevere district. This pub is one of the greatest places in Italy to drink beer and, though it can [...]

13 02, 2013

In Rome, A Gelato Workshop With the Master

February 13th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|16 Comments

Experiential food tourism is a growing trend in Rome right now. Not much of it is particularly worthwhile and the majority of it is led by amateurs. There is at least one major exception to the rule: Rome’s gelato master Claudio Torcè is now giving hands-on gelato courses in the basement of his shops on [...]

12 02, 2013

Craft Beer and Burgers at Blind Pig in Rome

February 12th, 2013|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Food & Wine, Guest Post, Meat, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|6 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood to read about beer. I have been spending some quality time in the US with friends, family and colleagues and am really enjoying the American craft beer scene. But I would be lying if I didn’t say I miss my favorite Roman watering holes, so [...]

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