/Gastronomic Traditions
13 07, 2016

Where to Eat in Rome in August, 2016 Edition

July 13th, 2016|46 Comments

View Where to Eat in Rome in August in a larger map 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, so whether you want fine dining, the city’s best gricia, pizza, or some down-home […]

12 07, 2016

Friselle, Baked Rings For Summertime, from Roscioli’s Cesare Agostini

July 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Cesare with Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery (June 2016) It's hot in Rome and there are few places more oppressively infernal than the Metro B next to the ovens at Antico Forno Roscioli. I asked Cesare Agostini for some baker's tip for keeping cool; Cesare (24) came to Italy from Ottowa, Canada three years ago [...]

26 06, 2016

Mordi e Vai 2.0 Opens in Rome’s San Giovanni District

June 26th, 2016|1 Comment

Just under 3 years ago, Mara Cipriani and Sergio Esposito opened Mordi e Vai, a sandwich stall in the Testaccio Market. At the time, the couple was taking a huge risk. Street food (Rome-inspired and otherwise) hadn't had its moment yet (today, a so-called "strit fud" trend is in full swing) but Mara and Sergio were banking [...]

27 04, 2016

Where to Eat, Drink & Shop for Books in North America

April 27th, 2016|2 Comments

One of the many perks of a 22-city book tour includes never being hungry. As I criss-cross the United States and Canada, I get to explore all sorts of incredible regional North American cuisine, cocktails, and craft brewing. Aside from a few sad airport breakfasts, I have been loving the food on the road and [...]

17 04, 2016

Try Pizzarelle, Rome’s Fried Matzo Fritters, For Passover

April 17th, 2016|1 Comment

A few days a year, Boccione "Il Forno del Ghetto," the generations-old kosher bakery on Via Portico d'Ottavia, sells pizzarelle. The bakers make them only during Passover, and due to restrictions on working, the bakery is closed during most of the holiday. If you time it right, this highly seasonal specialty can be yours. Otherwise, [...]

6 04, 2016

Giveaway: Delicious Foods from Gustiamo and A Copy of Tasting Rome

April 6th, 2016|130 Comments

As promised, I will be rolling out a number of Tasting Rome giveaways -- I hope you're as excited about the book as I am:) First up, Gustiamo's Tasting Rome-themed box curated by yours truly. Gustiamo sources gorgeous products from artisans all over Italy and we have put together a box featuring: Extra Virgin Olive [...]

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