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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 […]
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 […]