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19 08, 2014

Kinda Commemorating Augustus 2,000 Years After His Death

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments

The Ara Pacis. Today marks the 2,000th anniversary of the Augustus’ death. In a city in which more than a few great leaders have drawn on the lessons of the emblematic first Emperor, you might expect some actual fanfare. But this is 21st century Rome, and for a myriad of reasons, the city has chosen [...]

14 08, 2014

50 Kalò, Ciro Salvo’s New Pizzeria in Naples

August 14th, 2014|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Press & Articles, Travel|2 Comments

Competition among Naples’ historic pizzerias is fierce and for decades, institutions have reigned, attracting loyal admirers with their cheap pies and no frills atmosphere. But recently, the preeminence of the city's long established pizza joints is being challenged by a new crop of pizzerias seeking to transform the humble native dish into a gourmet product [...]

6 08, 2014

Balat Sahil Restoran on Istanbul’s Golden Horn

August 6th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Istanbul, Restaurants, Travel, Turkish Cuisine|3 Comments

I often joke that I eat all the bad food in Rome and Istanbul so readers don’t have to. But I’m losing my sense of humor after an unfortunate streak of disappointing restaurant meals in both Old and New Rome this year. After a serious letdown, I am always in desperate need of a spectacular [...]

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