Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press Towns deep in central Italy's Apennines, including Amatrice, Accumoli, Pescara del Tronto, and Arquata del Tronto were struck with a devastating 6.2 earthquake earlier this week. This morning the death toll stands at 267 victims, a number that is expected to rise. Search, rescue and relief services are in desperate [...]
I am excited to announce that my blog has been nominated for a Saveur Blog Award! I am so grateful to all who nominated me and would be boundlessly appreciative if you took a moment to cast your vote for Parla Food in the Eat the World category. I'm up there with a lot of [...]
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, [...]
View Where to Eat in Rome in August in a larger map Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (sadly due to the mounting economic crisis which no longer permits many businesses to shutter for a month) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for the entire month, so whether you want fine dining, the city’s best gricia, pizza, or some down-home […]
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 [...]
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