15 02, 2017

Eating in Rome on a Sunday

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|33 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; [...]

3 02, 2017

Gabriele Bonci To Open a Pizzeria In Chicago

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: America, Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Rome & Lazio|5 Comments

Gabriele Bonci at Chef's Club by Food & Wine When Rome's premier baker Gabriele Bonci hosted a pizza making workshop at Sullivan Street Bakery in NYC a few years back, chefs and bakers flew from across America to attend. On that same trip, Bonci and I hosted a way-beyond-sold-out dinner in Brooklyn, while [...]

3 01, 2017

Be.Re. Serves Craft Beer and Trapizzini Near the Vatican

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Food & Wine, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |0 Comments

Photo Credit: Be.Re. Under normal circumstances, I don't do reviews of places that have just opened. It's rarely fair to the reader--or to the venue. Launching a new restaurant or bar is massively challenging and the first few months are essential to a business for working out the kinks. I'll try a spot [...]

2 01, 2017

Where to Eat & Drink in Rome in 2017

January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|21 Comments

With a city nicknamed Caput Mundi—Capital of the World—it’s only natural that Romans are accustomed to seeing their home as unrivaled in matters of history, culture, and food. And while it's true that traditional local cuisine holds a sacred place at the table, the Rome is hardly impervious to change. The city’s classics, from carbonara to [...]

1 01, 2017

Trattoria Al Moro Serves Roman Classics Near the Trevi Fountain

January 1st, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |0 Comments

In most cases, a Roman menu featuring over a hundred items is a big old bandiera rossa signaling you've landed in a tourist trap. Trattoria menus in particular tend to be focused, featuring a handful of local dishes under each heading, often reflecting the season or the day of the week (giovedì gnocchi, venerdì pesce, [...]

23 12, 2016

How to Write (and Sell) a Cookbook Proposal

December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Interviews, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments

If there's one thing in life that I know I am very good at, it is procrastination. Today, instead of filing an overdue story or typing up notes from a recent trip to Irpinia, I'm turning my attention to a post that has been sitting in my drafts folder since fall 2014. Publisher's Marketplace had [...]

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