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3 02, 2017

Gabriele Bonci To Open a Pizzeria In Chicago

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: America, Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Rome & Lazio|7 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, [...]

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 [...]

14 12, 2016

Gazometro 38 Pizzeria in Ostiense

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |0 Comments

Margherita UPDATE: The pizzaiolo has left Gazometro 38 and has moved to Mercato Centrale. The new pizzeria is experiencing some growing pains--four days after opening I was served a partially raw pie--but I will be monitoring the situation. Since Eataly opened in 2012, the Ostiense district has been booming and the newly invigorated [...]

8 12, 2016

Italian Gift Guide For the Holidays…Or Any Time!

December 8th, 2016|Categories: America, Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Wine & Spirits|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

For years, when I visited the States for the holidays (or anytime, really) I would stress the seams of my luggage by overstuffing it with Pecorino Romano, Gragnano pasta, panettoni, horse jerky, whole guanciali. You know, the usual. A run-in with the USDA put an end to my meat deliveries—I still don't have a horse [...]

6 12, 2016

Celebrate the Holidays with Birre di Natale, Italian Christmas Beers

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Rome & Lazio|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Italians traditionally celebrate Christmas with festive family feasts during which wine flows freely. But an increasing number of drinkers are turning to beer, as opposed to the classic vino, to pair with their yuletide spreads. Many of Italy’s hundreds of craft breweries make seasonal beers—and even spirits—for the holidays, drawing on local ingredients and Northern [...]

29 11, 2016

Rome’s Trapizzino is Coming to NYC (Again)

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, New York City, Offal, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Back in 2012, the trapizzino was momentarily imported to NYC. Stefano Callegari's invention, spongy triangles of pizza bianca sliced open on one side and stuffed with traditionally Roman fillings like trippa alla romana (stewed tripe), coda alla vaccinara (braised oxtail), seppie con piselli (cuttlefish with peas), debuted at Mad Square Eats before finding its temporary [...]

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