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27 04, 2015

Watch Bizarre Foods Rome Episode Tonight!

April 27th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Press & Articles, Rome & Lazio, Travel|5 Comments

Tune in to watch the Rome episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern tonight on the Travel Channel. The show starts at at 9PM EST and reruns April 28 at noon, May 4 at 8PM, May 5 at 3PM, May 11 at 2PM and May 25 at 7PM. Here are some highlights from our shoot…I’ll [...]

24 04, 2015

Rome’s Best Pasta Dishes

April 24th, 2015|Categories: Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

A decent carbonara is pretty easy to come by in Rome. But no one visits the Italian capital in search of a merely passable pasta dish. After several thousand Roman restaurant meals over the past dozen years—including more misses than I care to recall—I have narrowed down the top plates of pasta in the Italian [...]

19 04, 2015

Chef John Regefalk’s Vignarola Recipe

April 19th, 2015|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|5 Comments

Brutto ma buono. After a long hiatus, Chef John Regefalk, sous chef at Rome’s one Michelin starred Metamorfosi, is back! This time, he’s not urban foraging for olives nor pickling capers plucked from the Aurelian Wall. Instead, he’s come by to share his recipe for vignarola. This springtime stew brings together the first peas and [...]

14 04, 2015

Where to Eat & Drink in Torino

April 14th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Piedmont, Restaurants, Travel, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

The Mad Dog "speakeasy". From speakeasy-inspired cocktail bars and natural wine bars to offal-laced restaurant menus, Torino constantly leaves me thirsty and hungry for more. This elegant city in Piedmont feels worlds away from Rome and I love strolling its porticoed streets, grazing from place to place. Here are my top picks for where to [...]

13 04, 2015

Pizzarium is New and Improved

April 13th, 2015|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |3 Comments

Last month, Pizzarium, Gabriele Bonci’s landmark pizza by the slice place, closed for a shockingly brief renovation. In a matter of a couple of weeks, the popular hole-in-the-wall expanded into the neighboring space (a recently shuttered barber shop), doubling Pizzarium’s size. While the previous incarnations of Pizzarium were […]

8 04, 2015

Now Available on Amazon!

April 8th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|2 Comments

The handy ebook Eating & Drinking in Rome is now available for Kindle--so that means you can view it on your Kindle, as well as the Kindle App on your phone! The book offers listings of my favorite places to eat and drink, plus offers insight and advice regarding the city’s gastronomic culture. For the [...]

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