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17 12, 2014

Abruzzo’s Ventricina del Vastese Salami

December 17th, 2014|Categories: Abruzzo, Accommodations, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Travel|4 Comments

Grossolana. The word has a ring to it in Italian that it could only dream of in its English incarnation (in which it translates as “coarse”). Say it with me: grossssssolana! Few words are so fun to say and I can’t help but think that this linguistic affection contributes to my love of ventricina del [...]

7 12, 2014

Flavio Al Velavevodetto in Testaccio

December 7th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |19 Comments

UPDATE OCTOBER 2015: Flavio back on notice after a shocking number of complaints by visitors who cite miserable service and inconsistent food. Waaaay back in December 2012, I wrote a post in which I put Flavio al Velavevodetto (and few other places) on notice. That year, Flavio, a Testaccio-based restaurant specializing in traditional Roman fare, [...]

2 12, 2014

Panificio Bonci in Rome Goes Vegetarian

December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget, Sweets & Dessert|Tags: |5 Comments

UPDATE: PANIFICIO BONCI IS NO LONGER VEGETARIAN Sorry to all my fellow meat eating, lard loving carnivores out there. Gone are the days of chowing down on a luscious slice of Vito Bernabei’s porchetta sandwiched between two crisp pieces of Bonci’s pizza bianca. As of November 3, 2014, Gabriele Bonci’s eponymous bakery on Via Trionfale [...]

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