/Gastronomic Traditions
13 10, 2017

Caseari Cautero Wine, Cheese, and Salumi Shop in Naples

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Travel|2 Comments

Naples, you guys. Have you been? I'm totally obsessed with Italy's beautiful, decaying, lively metropolis. I won't dwell on the city's bad rap, which is largely undeserved, but I will say that if you visit the city with someone who truly loves it (Fiorella from Vesuvius vs Pompeii, for example, is such an awesome guide [...]

16 09, 2017

Tasting Rome Talk at Google

September 16th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Offal, Rome & Lazio, Travel|0 Comments

Last month I spent a couple of weeks in the Bay Area for work, mostly to shoot my next cookbook with the very awesome photographer Ed Anderson and the super incredible food stylist George Dolese. Even though #UntitledSouthItalyCookbook is pretty much complete, the Tasting Rome tour continues! While I was out west, I was lucky [...]

31 08, 2017

Focaccia Pugliese Recipe

August 31st, 2017|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Puglia, Recipes|1 Comment

Just as Naples is the capital of Italy’s thick-rimmed wood fired pizza pies, Bari and its surrounding Pugliese towns are home to a beloved regional flatbread, focaccia. This high-hydration, olive oil-rich dough is baked in cast iron pans at places like Panificio Fiore on Strada della Città in Bari Vecchia. The pan is drenched in [...]

3 08, 2017

South Italy Cookbook Recipe: Frittelle di Zucchine

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes|3 Comments

Photo Credit: Nate Appleman Frittelle di Zucchine | Zucchini Patties I handed in my manuscript for Untitled South Italy Cookbook earlier this week (check out the hashtag on Instagram for a visual sneak peek--much more to come when I head out to Berkeley to shoot the studio shots with the great Ed Anderson and [...]

28 07, 2017

Where to Eat in Rome in August, 2017 Edition

July 28th, 2017|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|57 Comments

Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (sadly due to the mounting economic crisis which no longer permits many businesses to shutter for a month) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for the entire month, [...]

13 04, 2017

Recipe: Abbacchio alla Romana | Roman-style Suckling Lamb

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Recipes|4 Comments

Abbacchio—a suckling lamb that is about a month old and weighs no more than 15 pounds— is a springtime fixture on Rome’s tables. In the days leading up to Easter, we place special orders with our butcher (shout out to Roberto Liberati) for a whole abbacchio, then marinate it and roast it the with salted [...]

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