4 12, 2017

Where to Eat and Drink in Rome During the Holidays

December 4th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|51 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2017/2018! There is a widely held misconception that during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Rome’s restaurants shut down and people who don’t have the luxury of eating at home are left to scavenge for food wherever they can get it. While one should expect some venues to be closed and many to [...]

20 11, 2017

Tasting Rome Ebook Sale Starts November 20

November 20th, 2017|Categories: Press & Articles, Rome & Lazio|1 Comment

I know there's something special about leafing through a cookbook that cannot be replicated via digital media--not to mention it is incredibly gratifying to stain a book's pages with bits of sauce and guanciale fat. But that doesn't mean you should pass up the major Tasting Rome ebook sale that Clarkson Potter is launching today, [...]

4 11, 2017

Eating in Rome on a Sunday

November 4th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|45 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2017: Every Sunday I run into the same predicament. I want to eat a really good meal out, but somehow during the week I've forgotten how tough it is to get a last minute table. Inevitably I scramble for reservations and try to accommodate my increasingly picky palate. Don't make my habitual error; [...]

31 10, 2017

Rome’s Artisanal Gelato Shops Continue to Grow

October 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|6 Comments

When Carapina's only Rome location closed earlier this year I was sad for two reasons. First, I loved the clean flavors at this Florence-based gelato shop. Second, I was afraid its closing signaled that the artisanal gelato bubble had burst. It's been 4 years or so since all-natural gelato had its moment. The peak was [...]

16 10, 2017

The Artful Baker Cookbook Giveaway

October 16th, 2017|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Istanbul, Recipes, Travel|47 Comments

Every book is an inexplicable miracle. So much work, stress, time, drama, doubt, hyperventilating, and money go into just writing the damn thing it's amazing any books get written at all. After this exhausting process, most cookbook authors hand their labor of love over to a team of editors, designers, photographers, food stylists, and printers [...]

13 10, 2017

Caseari Cautero Wine, Cheese, and Salumi Shop in Naples

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Travel|2 Comments

Naples, you guys. Have you been? I'm totally obsessed with Italy's beautiful, decaying, lively metropolis. I won't dwell on the city's bad rap, which is largely undeserved, but I will say that if you visit the city with someone who truly loves it (Fiorella from Vesuvius vs Pompeii, for example, is such an awesome guide [...]

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