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20 01, 2016

Tasting Rome Available for Pre-Order

January 20th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Press & Articles, Rome & Lazio|6 Comments

Mamma Parla wants you to buy this book. Please don't make Mamma Parla sad. It's been a long couple of years, folks. If you happen to have noticed the frenzy of activity on the blog lately (ie, more than a post a month) that's because I am enjoying the first free time that I have [...]

19 01, 2016

Taki Japanese Restaurant in Rome’s Prati District

January 19th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |2 Comments

Rome may not offer the most eclectic dining options, but there is no denying that there are plenty of Japanese restaurants to choose from. They range from revoltingly cheap all-you-can-eat joints (too many of those super sad places name) and mediocre mid-range chains (Daruma) to very expensive sushi bars (Hamasei) and authentic, high-end restaurants (Taki). [...]

18 01, 2016

Food Talk with Mike Colameco on HRN

January 18th, 2016|Categories: Press & Articles, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Travel, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

On last week's broadcast of Food Talk with Mike Colameco on Heritage Radio Network, Chris Struck stopped by to talk about the sensational orange wines of Georgia and I was in the studio to chat about Rome's restaurant scene and the wines of Lazio. HRN is listener-supported radio. If you like what you hear, please [...]

16 01, 2016

A New Boom of Italian Aperitivo Liqueurs

January 16th, 2016|Categories: America, Cocktails, Culture, Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits|1 Comment

Photos: Lizzie Munro for PUNCH Thanks in large part to the success of the two titans of the category, Campari and Aperol, and their associated cocktails, Italy's red bitter liqueurs are experiencing something of a boom. Both new and established brands are finding a market in America thanks to pioneering importers and enthusiastic bartenders. For [...]

15 01, 2016

The Jerry Thomas Emporium in Central Rome

January 15th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

Image from JTPE Facebook page. Ordinarily, I find no joy in receiving press releases announcing a new opening in Rome. More often than not, they are about another useless burger joint, a lame "strit fud" stall, or a brunch-buffet-bisto-ristorante-mixology-cafe-all-you-can-eat-ribs-on-Tuesdays disaster. But today I received a joyous email signaling the opening of The Jerry Thomas Emporium, the [...]

10 01, 2016

Janta Fast Food in Rome’s Piazza Vittorio

January 10th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |7 Comments

Janta Fast Food, the Indian cafeteria and takeaway joint former known as Kabir Fast Food, is delicious. They serve curries, lentil stews, and many vegetarian/vegan dishes in an extremely basic dining room just off Piazza Vittorio. Unlike a lot of the pricey Indian places in nearby Monti, this budget-oriented spot serves food on metal trays--an upgrade [...]

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