If there's one thing in life that I know I am very good at, it is procrastination. Today, instead of filing an overdue story or typing up notes from a recent trip to Irpinia, I'm turning my attention to a post that has been sitting in my drafts folder since fall 2014. Publisher's Marketplace had [...]
Claudio and his cookbook, which recounts the history of Armando al Pantheon through recipes. Claudio Gargioli is in his kitchen six days a week, buttoned into his graphite hued chef’s coat, occasionally emerging to greet regulars. You can see him from the dining room, moving around a broad iron stove, tossing pasta in warped aluminum [...]
Dairy farmers in the northern Italian region of Trentino say the Adopt A Cow initiative has been a financial godsend for their small businesses. I spoke with journalist Chris Livesay on NPR's The Salt about the project. Of course, we also ate cheese.
In Episode 10 of Kat and Marta's incredible podcast, we talk about Rome's changing food culture, among other exciting topics. Tune in here for the low down!
I am so excited to be included in the annual Imbibe 75 Issue: The People, Places & Flavors Shaping the Drinks World! Pick up the Jan/Feb issue of Imbibe Magazine (on newsstands now) or follow this link for a peek. You can find my 24 hour guide to Rome online here.
Cesare and Alfredo Bergamini have been fishing for eels in the Tiber since 1947. Now 74 and 77, respectively, the brothers learned the profession from their grandfather. In post-war Rome, they shared the water with other eel fishermen–and a great deal more eels. But falling eel stock caused by pollution coupled with spiraling profitability due [...]