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29 09, 2016

Pergamino Caffè, Third Wave Coffee in Rome

September 29th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |1 Comment

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 [...]

8 08, 2016

Where to Eat in Puglia

August 8th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Restaurants, Travel|6 Comments

Puglia is one of my favorite Italian regions for deep food immersion and it would be a shame to squander even a single culinary opportunity, so don't cringe when I tell you: eat pezzetti and involtini di cavallu. Both are braised horse. Just do it. While on the quest for Puglia's treats (equine and otherwise), [...]

24 02, 2016

Rome Easter Dining 2016 Edition

February 24th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|30 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2016! Easter Sunday and Monday, March 27 and 28, are just around the corner. I can almost smell the whole lamb roasting away in the oven. If you are visiting Rome during Easter and aren't able to partake in the traditional Easter lamb feast in someone's home, don't fret! There are some delicious [...]

19 01, 2016

Taki Japanese Restaurant in Rome’s Prati District

January 19th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |2 Comments

Rome may not offer the most eclectic dining options, but there is no denying that there are plenty of Japanese restaurants to choose from. They range from revoltingly cheap all-you-can-eat joints (too many of those super sad places name) and mediocre mid-range chains (Daruma) to very expensive sushi bars (Hamasei) and authentic, high-end restaurants (Taki). [...]

16 01, 2016

A New Boom of Italian Aperitivo Liqueurs

January 16th, 2016|Categories: America, Cocktails, Culture, Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits|1 Comment

Photos: Lizzie Munro for PUNCH Thanks in large part to the success of the two titans of the category, Campari and Aperol, and their associated cocktails, Italy's red bitter liqueurs are experiencing something of a boom. Both new and established brands are finding a market in America thanks to pioneering importers and enthusiastic bartenders. For [...]

30 12, 2015

Roscioli Caffè e Pasticceria Coming Soon

December 30th, 2015|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|1 Comment

Maritozzi will be made in-house using an antique machine to portion the dough. The Roscioli family is expanding their mini-empire in Rome’s historical center with the opening of a bar-pasticceria in the defunct Bernasconi space on Piazza Benedetto Cairoli. It’s just a few doors down from their restaurant-wine bar Salumeria Roscioli and around the corner from their historic bakery Antico Forno Roscioli. […]

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