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18 09, 2016

Roscioli Caffè in Rome’s Centro Storico

September 18th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Cocktails, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |1 Comment

  Roscioli Caffè is just the newest of the Roscioli spots in central Rome; the cobblestone streets west of Largo Argentina have been Roscioli turf for decades. The family's first venture here, Antico Forno Roscioli, which opened on Via dei Chiavari in 1972, still sells traditional breads and pizza by the slice for prices anyone [...]

27 04, 2016

Where to Eat, Drink & Shop for Books in North America

April 27th, 2016|Categories: America, California, City Guides, Cocktails, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, New Haven, New Orleans, New York City, Pizza, Pork, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert, Travel, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

One of the many perks of a 22-city book tour includes never being hungry. As I criss-cross the United States and Canada, I get to explore all sorts of incredible regional North American cuisine, cocktails, and craft brewing. Aside from a few sad airport breakfasts, I have been loving the food on the road and [...]

17 04, 2016

Try Pizzarelle, Rome’s Fried Matzo Fritters, For Passover

April 17th, 2016|Categories: Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|1 Comment

A few days a year, Boccione "Il Forno del Ghetto," the generations-old kosher bakery on Via Portico d'Ottavia, sells pizzarelle. The bakers make them only during Passover, and due to restrictions on working, the bakery is closed during most of the holiday. If you time it right, this highly seasonal specialty can be yours. Otherwise, [...]

23 02, 2016

Maritozzi Quaresimali, Rome’s Lenten Buns

February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|4 Comments

Maritozzi con la panna at Regoli (Rome's year-round buns) Rome's maritozzi con la panna, butter-based leavened buns, are having a moment. Well, not really, its just that now there is one more place in town (Roscioli Caffè) that sells them. They used to be a pretty common breakfast food in Rome, but that all started [...]

10 02, 2016

Rome’s Essential Dishes

February 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Markets, Meat, Offal, Pizza, Pork, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Sweets & Dessert|5 Comments

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. [...]

2 01, 2016

5 Ways to Enjoy Chestnuts in Rome

January 2nd, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Press & Articles, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|0 Comments

Although Rome’s street vendors sell chestnuts of mysterious provenance from makeshift roasters year-round, the season for local chestnuts begins in the fall when Italy’s various varieties are harvested, then stored or prepared for future use. Throughout the winter, you will find sweet and savory preparations at bakeries and sweet shops all over town. I shared [...]