29 09, 2016

Pergamino Caffè, Third Wave Coffee in Rome

September 29th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |5 Comments

Wherever you go in Rome--or Italy for that matter--a cheap coffee made with beans of anonymous provenance and dubious quality is never far away. Ubiquitous espresso-based drinks are so popular because, aside from the cultural tradition and obvious addictive nature of caffeinated beverages, they are quick and cheap. They offer a morning pick-me-up or a [...]

27 09, 2016

Stefano Callegari’s Cacio e Pepe Pizza

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Press & Articles, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Stefano Callegari, Rome’s premier pizza innovator, relies on surprising techniques to craft creative pies like cacio e pepe pizza. For this super savory pizza, he draws on the main components of the popular pasta dish cacio e pepe (Pecorino Romano cheese and black pepper), which he liberally applies to a dough base. At his three [...]

24 09, 2016

Panificio Bonci in Rome’s Trionfale District

September 24th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |0 Comments

Since opening in Rome's Trionfale district in November 2012, Panificio Bonci has been in my regular rotation of carb sources. I drop in for pizza by the slice, pizzette, and bread whenever I'm in the neighborhood. But Gabriele Bonci's eponymous bakery, which sells a range of sweet and savory items, isn't just a place to [...]

18 09, 2016

Roscioli Caffè in Rome’s Centro Storico

September 18th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Cocktails, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |1 Comment

  Roscioli Caffè is just the newest of the Roscioli spots in central Rome; the cobblestone streets west of Largo Argentina have been Roscioli turf for decades. The family's first venture here, Antico Forno Roscioli, which opened on Via dei Chiavari in 1972, still sells traditional breads and pizza by the slice for prices anyone [...]

18 09, 2016

Where to Eat and Drink in Modena, Italy

September 18th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Travel|0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was deep into a much-needed holiday when I got literally the only job proposal that could distract me from days dedicated to nurturing an intense and gorgeous tan (my fellow Italian American New Jerseyans will understand the supreme importance of this summertime pursuit). The pitch: come to Modena for 10 days [...]

6 09, 2016

Rom: Das Kochbuch on Sale Now

September 6th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments

Rom: Das Kochbuch, the German Translation of Tasting Rome, is on sale now. To celebrate the late August publication of the book, the publisher is doing a giveaway. Details below! ***Gewinnspiel*** Für alle, die ihren Urlaub auf Balkonien verbringen, oder die, die schnell das "Dolce Vita" Gefühl zurück in ihren Alltag holen wollen, haben wir [...]