/Gastronomic Traditions
6 10, 2016

Where to Eat and Shop in Rome’s Esquilino District

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Markets, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Rome on a Budget, Travel|1 Comment

The highly anticipated Mercato Centrale food hall (above) opened on a sketchy stretch of Via Giolitti on the southern side of Rome's Stazione Termini yesterday. The location, detached from the station's tracks and main concourse, will likely be the biggest obstacle the market faces. Termini is a real nightmare and no sane person enjoys sticking [...]

3 10, 2016

Roman Jewish Culinary Traditions on Rosh Hashanah

October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Pomegranates are traditionally eaten on the second night of Rosh Hashanah. Rome has one of the world's most ancient Jewish communities--the first Jews arrived during the Republican age around the year 161 BCE. This historic community, whose descendants live in Rome to this day, has rites, traditions, history, and a dialect that are unique in [...]

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 [...]

21 08, 2016

Please Vote For Me For Saveur Blog Award

August 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio, Travel|4 Comments

I am excited to announce that my blog has been nominated for a Saveur Blog Award! I am so grateful to all who nominated me and would be boundlessly appreciative if you took a moment to cast your vote for Parla Food in the Eat the World category. I'm up there with a lot of [...]