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30 03, 2015

Parla Food Named Saveur Best Culinary Blog Finalist!

March 30th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Press & Articles, Rome & Lazio|6 Comments

Parla Food is a finalist in Saveur's Best Culinary Travel blog category and I am so thrilled to be nominated again! It would be delightful if you would take a moment to vote for Parla Food and, while you're on Saveur.com, check out the other cool blogs in 13 categories. Voting is open through April [...]

28 03, 2015

Patrick Pistolesi Takes Over Caffè Propaganda Bar

March 28th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|4 Comments

Under normal circumstances I would never write this: you should go to Caffè Propaganda. (Not for the food. Never for the food.) The place is appealing in a Keith McNally kinda way, I guess. But Propaganda is not in NYC’s Meatpacking District or Soho where a wannabe French bistro for the beautiful people makes [...]

20 03, 2015

The New Testaccio Market

March 20th, 2015|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Markets, Rome & Lazio, Travel, Videos|4 Comments

The nearly three year old Testaccio Market is new by Roman standards. When it opened in the summer of 2012, fans of the original market were skeptical of the modern space that had moved away from Piazza Testaccio in the heart of the district. The inauguration of an American budget steakhouse and terrible sushi restaurant [...]

19 03, 2015

Flavio al Velavevodetto’s Pasta Secrets Revealed

March 19th, 2015|Categories: Carbs, Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments

Flavio De Maio, a tech executive and enthusiastic home cook turned professional chef, opened Flavio al Velavevodetto in Testaccio after a 7 year tenure in the kitchen at Felice nearby. Since striking out on his own in 2009, Flavio has earned a reputation as a master of the cucina romana and is known for his [...]

18 03, 2015

EU Lifts Veal Pajata Ban

March 18th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|1 Comment

Offal lovers of the world rejoice! Yesterday, the European Union lifted a 14-year ban prohibiting the sale of veal pajata (the intestines of suckling calves) and other internal bovine organs, a prohibition passed in the wake of Mad Cow Disease. Rigatoni co la pajata (veal intestines cooked with tomato sauce and served with rigatoni and [...]

13 03, 2015

Passover in Rome, Pesach 5775

March 13th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Jewish/Kosher, Rome & Lazio|8 Comments

Fresco of Moses and the Exodus, from the Dura Europos synagogue. Photo © Richard Beck. This year, Passover begins at sundown on Friday, April 3 and ends the evening of Saturday, April 11. Bear in mind that first two days of Passover (from sundown of April 3 until nightfall two days later) are full-fledged, no-work-allowed [...]

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