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24 03, 2014

Le Spinose Biodynamic Farm & the Rome Sustainable Food Project

March 24th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio|4 Comments

Antonella Deledda shows her fields to RSFP chef Chris Behr on a chilly December afternoon. The A1, Italy’s major traffic artery, plows north from Rome, roughly following the Tiber River’s path into Umbria and beyond. The stretch between Rome and Florence is particularly busy. But near the Magliano Sabina exit, even just a short distance [...]

21 03, 2014

Rome’s One Hit Wonders

March 21st, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|4 Comments

At Trimani Il Wine Bar, seafood is served in burnt plastic straight out of the microwave. Back when I was a colleges student in the early aughts, food in Rome was cheap. Some of it was great, some of it wasn’t, but a full meal never broke the bank either way, even for a 20-year-old [...]

18 03, 2014

Brooklyn Pizza Institution Di Fara Sucks. Here’s Why.

March 18th, 2014|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, New York City, Pizza, Restaurants|18 Comments

That yellow can of Filippo Berio olive oil is a giant red flag. Run away. I grew up in central New Jersey eating greasy pizza made by Italians who were either too lazy to source decent cheese, too greedy to splurge on the good stuff, or too confident their clients couldn't tell the difference. Plenty [...]

11 03, 2014

I’ll Drink to That!

March 11th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Interviews, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

Photo from "I'll Drink to That" Facebook page. During my trip to the States last month, I dropped in on Levi Dalton, host of my favorite podcast, "I'll Drink to That". We had a blast talking about food and wine in Rome, Turkish prohibition and more. Stream the episode from Levi's website or download from [...]

7 03, 2014

Biomercato at Testaccio’s Città dell’ Altra Economia

March 7th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Markets, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|2 Comments

Every Sunday, the Biomercato organic farmers’ market sets up shop in the Città dell’ Altra Economia’s cobblestoned courtyard. Stalls cluster in the vast piazza flanked by retired slaughter house pavilions, wire fencing, a pile of ancient terra cotta refuse, refugee housing and the Tiber River. […]

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