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Just under 3 years ago, Mara Cipriani and Sergio Esposito opened Mordi e Vai, a sandwich stall in the Testaccio Market. At the time, the couple was taking a huge risk. Street food (Rome-inspired and otherwise) hadn't had its moment yet (today, a so-called "strit fud" trend is in full swing) but Mara and Sergio were banking [...]
Last week, Eater launched their first global guides, applying the popular Eater 38 model to cities all over the planet. You can find my Eater 38 for Rome here, which includes new spots like Tordo Matto, Sbanco, and Retrobottega alongside my longtime favorites. Frankly, coming up with 38 solid restaurant recommendations was tough and I [...]
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 [...]
Join me and Conde Nast Traveler for a visit to my friend Jim Lahey's Sullivan Street Bakery for a peek at what makes his pizza rossa the best in the city! You can check out the first installment in this series here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOAwHEXjkks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lkQGf2QfE0 The March issue of Conde Nast Traveler features Tasting Rome and a fun (if brief!) Rome guide by me and my pal Mario Batali. As part of their book coverage, CNT asked me to track down Rome-style pizza places in NYC. Here's the first installment, a visit to Marta in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood where [...]