/Gastronomic Traditions
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|23 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, [...]

12 12, 2016

Announcing the Untitled Southern Italy Cookbook

December 12th, 2016|Categories: Basilicata, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Travel|14 Comments

Il Vecchio Castagno in Serrastretta, Calabria It's been a very, very long year for many, many reasons, among them a very demanding and ambitious tour to promote Tasting Rome. I really wore myself out on the road and, while I did have the time of my life, I feel like I have aged [...]

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 [...]

7 12, 2016

Where to Eat in Rome During the Holidays

December 7th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|49 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2016/2017! There is a widely held misconception that during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Rome’s restaurants shut down and people who don’t have the luxury of eating at home are left to scavenge for food […]

5 12, 2016

Settimio al Pellegrino, A Roman Relic

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |5 Comments

Note: On Sunday December 5, CNN broadcast a stunning Rome episode of Parts Unknown in which Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento go to a trattoria, which they do not name. It's Settimio. Sorry for the spoiler but I don't believe in depriving Mario and Teresa of business through exclusion :) Watch the episode it is [...]

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