24 09, 2017

Budget Dining in Rome, 2017 Edition

September 24th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|31 Comments

UPDATED FOR LATE 2017: In the past week I have gotten quite a few emails from travelers and abroad students inquiring about budget dining in Rome, so I thought now would be a good time to share some tips. My previous posts on the subject are way outdated, so here is a brand new list [...]

16 09, 2017

Tasting Rome Talk at Google

September 16th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Offal, Rome & Lazio, Travel|0 Comments

Last month I spent a couple of weeks in the Bay Area for work, mostly to shoot my next cookbook with the very awesome photographer Ed Anderson and the super incredible food stylist George Dolese. Even though #UntitledSouthItalyCookbook is pretty much complete, the Tasting Rome tour continues! While I was out west, I was lucky [...]

14 09, 2017

Where to Drink Cocktails in Paris

September 14th, 2017|Categories: Cocktails, Paris, Travel, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

In May, Imbibe Magazine sent me to Paris to report on the city's cocktail culture. Over the course of five days, I tried nearly 30 bars (I hope to overcome the lingering hangover some day), including institutions like Harry's New York Bar and The Hemingway Bar at The Ritz (neither did anything for me, but [...]

31 08, 2017

Focaccia Pugliese Recipe

August 31st, 2017|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Puglia, Recipes|1 Comment

Just as Naples is the capital of Italy’s thick-rimmed wood fired pizza pies, Bari and its surrounding Pugliese towns are home to a beloved regional flatbread, focaccia. This high-hydration, olive oil-rich dough is baked in cast iron pans at places like Panificio Fiore on Strada della Città in Bari Vecchia. The pan is drenched in [...]

9 08, 2017

Recipe: Pesche al Vino | Peaches with Wine

August 9th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert, Travel|4 Comments

On Sunday, Terhune Orchards hosted their annual peach festival. It was fun to return to the farm for the first time in a while. I hadn't been in years (maybe a haunted hayride in '96 was the last time?!) but pretty much every fall of my childhood since the age of 2 was spent feeding [...]

3 08, 2017

South Italy Cookbook Recipe: Frittelle di Zucchine

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes|3 Comments

Photo Credit: Nate Appleman Frittelle di Zucchine | Zucchini Patties I handed in my manuscript for Untitled South Italy Cookbook earlier this week (check out the hashtag on Instagram for a visual sneak peek--much more to come when I head out to Berkeley to shoot the studio shots with the great Ed Anderson and [...]

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