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2 01, 2017

Where to Eat & Drink in Rome in 2017

January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|30 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 [...]

1 01, 2017

Trattoria Al Moro Serves Roman Classics Near the Trevi Fountain

January 1st, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |0 Comments

In most cases, a Roman menu featuring over a hundred items is a big old bandiera rossa signaling you've landed in a tourist trap. Trattoria menus in particular tend to be focused, featuring a handful of local dishes under each heading, often reflecting the season or the day of the week (giovedì gnocchi, venerdì pesce, [...]

23 12, 2016

How to Write (and Sell) a Cookbook Proposal

December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Interviews, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments

If there's one thing in life that I know I am very good at, it is procrastination. Today, instead of filing an overdue story or typing up notes from a recent trip to Irpinia, I'm turning my attention to a post that has been sitting in my drafts folder since fall 2014. Publisher's Marketplace had [...]

14 12, 2016

Gazometro 38 Pizzeria in Ostiense

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |0 Comments

Margherita UPDATE: The pizzaiolo has left Gazometro 38 and has moved to Mercato Centrale. The new pizzeria is experiencing some growing pains--four days after opening I was served a partially raw pie--but I will be monitoring the situation. Since Eataly opened in 2012, the Ostiense district has been booming and the newly invigorated [...]

6 12, 2016

Celebrate the Holidays with Birre di Natale, Italian Christmas Beers

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Rome & Lazio|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Italians traditionally celebrate Christmas with festive family feasts during which wine flows freely. But an increasing number of drinkers are turning to beer, as opposed to the classic vino, to pair with their yuletide spreads. Many of Italy’s hundreds of craft breweries make seasonal beers—and even spirits—for the holidays, drawing on local ingredients and Northern [...]

5 12, 2016

Settimio al Pellegrino, A Roman Relic

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |5 Comments

Note: On Sunday December 5, CNN broadcast a stunning Rome episode of Parts Unknown in which Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento go to a trattoria, which they do not name. It's Settimio. Sorry for the spoiler but I don't believe in depriving Mario and Teresa of business through exclusion :) Watch the episode it is [...]

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