17 10, 2016

Chris Behr’s Polpettone Ripieno from the Carne Coobook

October 17th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Meat, Recipes|0 Comments

This recipe from the recently published cookbook Carne: Meat recipes from the kitchen of the American Academy in Rome is one of my favorite Chris Behr dishes ever. Polpettone ripieno is stuffed meatloaf, the quintessential comfort food that you're more likely to find on a home table or sliced and sold by the portion at [...]

27 09, 2016

Stefano Callegari’s Cacio e Pepe Pizza

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Press & Articles, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Stefano Callegari, Rome’s premier pizza innovator, relies on surprising techniques to craft creative pies like cacio e pepe pizza. For this super savory pizza, he draws on the main components of the popular pasta dish cacio e pepe (Pecorino Romano cheese and black pepper), which he liberally applies to a dough base. At his three [...]

11 08, 2016

Food & Wine: Rome Restaurants’ New Takes on the Classics

August 11th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Rome is a city enamored with its past. From the outside, it might look like a place that rejects trends and approaches innovations with suspicion. But for a little over 27 centuries, Roman cuisine has been evolving slowly, drawing on local ingredients while being gently coaxed forward by culinary trendsetters in restaurant kitchens. These days, [...]

12 07, 2016

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

July 12th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|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|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Offal, Recipes, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget, Travel|Tags: |2 Comments

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 [...]

23 05, 2016

Tasting Rome’s Polpette di Pollo (Chicken Meatballs)

May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Jewish/Kosher, Recipes, Rome & Lazio, Videos|0 Comments

A shot of last week's segment on WGN Chicago Under normal circumstances I wouldn't get excited about polpette di pollo (chicken meatballs). Chicken balls, perhaps (not that those are easy to find these days, even at my offal-centric butcher), but I'm a veal or pork meatball kinda lady. But these polpette di pollo, inspired by [...]