/Rome & Lazio
13 10, 2016

F*ck That’s Delicious Italy Episode On Viceland

October 13th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Videos|1 Comment

Watch me and my buddy Mario Batali guide the F*ck That's Delicious crew around Rome. Host Action Bronson (rap's greatest bon vivant) and his legendary sidekicks The Alchemist and Mayhem descended on Rome on the hottest day of the year--not the ideal weather for trying every trapizzino, supplì, and pizza slice--but we powered thru and [...]

9 10, 2016

Eating in Rome on a Sunday

October 9th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|30 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2016: Every Sunday I run into the same predicament. I want to eat a really good meal out, but somehow during the week I've forgotten how tough it is to get a last minute table. Inevitably I scramble for reservations and try to accommodate my increasingly picky palate. Don't make my habitual error; [...]

6 10, 2016

Where to Eat and Shop in Rome’s Esquilino District

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Markets, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Rome on a Budget, Travel|1 Comment

The highly anticipated Mercato Centrale food hall (above) opened on a sketchy stretch of Via Giolitti on the southern side of Rome's Stazione Termini yesterday. The location, detached from the station's tracks and main concourse, will likely be the biggest obstacle the market faces. Termini is a real nightmare and no sane person enjoys sticking [...]

5 10, 2016

Mercato Centrale Roma Opens at Stazione Termini

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Markets, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Travel|0 Comments

Mercato Centrale Roma opens at 6:00pm today in Stazione Termini, the city's main train terminal. The new venture by Florentine businessman Umberto Montano, which is modeled on the Mercato Centrale in Florence, will be open daily from 7:00am until midnight and will host branded stalls, a shopping area, a cafe, a wine bar, and a [...]

3 10, 2016

Roman Jewish Culinary Traditions on Rosh Hashanah

October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Pomegranates are traditionally eaten on the second night of Rosh Hashanah. Rome has one of the world's most ancient Jewish communities--the first Jews arrived during the Republican age around the year 161 BCE. This historic community, whose descendants live in Rome to this day, has rites, traditions, history, and a dialect that are unique in [...]

29 09, 2016

Pergamino Caffè, Third Wave Coffee in Rome

September 29th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |6 Comments

Wherever you go in Rome--or Italy for that matter--a cheap coffee made with beans of anonymous provenance and dubious quality is never far away. Ubiquitous espresso-based drinks are so popular because, aside from the cultural tradition and obvious addictive nature of caffeinated beverages, they are quick and cheap. They offer a morning pick-me-up or a [...]