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10 02, 2016

Rome’s Essential Dishes

February 10th, 2016|1 Comment

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. [...]

22 01, 2016

My Guide to Eating & Drinking in Rome 2016 Edition

January 22nd, 2016|14 Comments

With a city nicknamed Caput Mundi—Capital of the World—it’s only natural that Romans are accustomed to seeing their home as unrivaled in matters of history, culture, and food. And while it's true that traditional local cuisine holds a sacred place at the table, the Rome is hardly impervious to change. The city’s classics, from carbonara to [...]

20 01, 2016

Tasting Rome Available for Pre-Order

January 20th, 2016|2 Comments

Mamma Parla wants you to buy this book. Please don't make Mamma Parla sad. It's been a long couple of years, folks. If you happen to have noticed the frenzy of activity on the blog lately (ie, more than a post a month) that's because I am enjoying the first free time that I have [...]

19 01, 2016

Taki Japanese Restaurant in Rome’s Prati District

January 19th, 2016|1 Comment

Rome may not offer the most eclectic dining options, but there is no denying that there are plenty of Japanese restaurants to choose from. They range from revoltingly cheap all-you-can-eat joints (too many of those super sad places name) and mediocre mid-range chains (Daruma) to very expensive sushi bars (Hamasei) and authentic, high-end restaurants (Taki). [...]

18 01, 2016

Food Talk with Mike Colameco on HRN

January 18th, 2016|0 Comments

On last week's broadcast of Food Talk with Mike Colameco on Heritage Radio Network, Chris Struck stopped by to talk about the sensational orange wines of Georgia and I was in the studio to chat about Rome's restaurant scene and the wines of Lazio. HRN is listener-supported radio. If you like what you hear, please [...]

15 01, 2016

The Jerry Thomas Emporium in Central Rome

January 15th, 2016|2 Comments

Image from JTPE Facebook page. Ordinarily, I find no joy in receiving press releases announcing a new opening in Rome. More often than not, they are about another useless burger joint, a lame "strit fud" stall, or a brunch-buffet-bisto-ristorante-mixology-cafe-all-you-can-eat-ribs-on-Tuesdays disaster. But today I received a joyous email signaling the opening of The Jerry Thomas Emporium, the [...]