10 02, 2016

Rome’s Essential Dishes

February 10th, 2016|3 Comments

Whether you're in Rome for 24 hours or 24 years, it's essential to know exactly what to order. There may not be anything spontaneous or whimsical about planning exactly what you're going to eat in advance, but trust me what I tell you it is a critical feature of eating well in the Italian capital. [...]

11 07, 2014

Meat Dreams: Italian Chefs Share Meaty Memories

July 11th, 2014|0 Comments

It's Meat Week over on Eater, a five day carnivorous celebration of flesh, blood and guts. While most of the coverage is Americentric, I asked some Italy-based chefs of note to share their strongest meat memories. Submissions range from cerebral (literally) to scary (at least for Franco). Eater has the low down. Read the full [...]

20 09, 2012

Rome’s Trapizzino Debuts in NYC

September 20th, 2012|4 Comments

Tomorrow the Mad Sq Eats festival opens in NYC and you will find Rome's Trapizzino at the Broken English stall. There, the street food made famous by Testaccio's 00100, will be served 11am-9pm daily through October 19. Read the full text on the NYT Diner's Journal here.

17 07, 2012

Silk Road in Camberwell, London

July 17th, 2012|4 Comments

Silk Road in south London’s Camberwell is an old haunt. Back when I used to crash in a food dessert New Cross Gate, a trip to Camberwell (or nearby Brixton or Peckham) was a prerequisite for a satisfying local meal. Silk Road on Camberwell Church Street always delighted me with its spiced and spicy food inspired by China’s Xinjiang region… I say […]

2 07, 2012

At 40 Maltby Street in London, Natural Food and Wines

July 2nd, 2012|3 Comments

At 40 Maltby street in Bermondsey, a team of British lads has created an exciting eno-gastronomic destination. The space beneath the railway arches does double duty as a cavernous wine warehouse and a wine bar. Visitors may purchase bottles from Gergovie Wines to take away. But those in the know […]

22 04, 2012

Antep, Taking Savory Breakfast to A Whole New Level

April 22nd, 2012|4 Comments

If this doesn’t look like breakfast to you, you should probably sleep in. Im no stranger to a savory breakfast. My daily morning routine in Rome consists of a slice of pizza bianca from Roscioli or rossa from Forno Campo de’ Fiori. But this week in Antep, Şemsa and I took things to a whole new level. In this southeastern Anatolian city, soups and lamb parts of various types are on the breakfast menu. If you can’t […]