/Wine & Spirits
8 12, 2016

Italian Gift Guide For the Holidays…Or Any Time!

December 8th, 2016|Categories: America, Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Wine & Spirits|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

For years, when I visited the States for the holidays (or anytime, really) I would stress the seams of my luggage by overstuffing it with Pecorino Romano, Gragnano pasta, panettoni, horse jerky, whole guanciali. You know, the usual. A run-in with the USDA put an end to my meat deliveries—I still don't have a horse [...]

30 11, 2016

La Punta Serves Mexico-Inspired Food and Drinks in Trastevere

November 30th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |0 Comments

When it opened in mid-September, La Punta Expendio de Agave instantly became my go-to spot for aperitivo. Mind you, the recently inaugurated Mexico-inspired bar and restaurant doesn't serve the type of aperitivo that its neighbors in Trastevere sling to attract budget conscious and flavor neutral patrons (ie, troughs of under-seasoned room temperature carbs with a [...]

24 10, 2016

Triple “A” Week in Rome Highlights Natural Wines

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

This week, 15 natural wine producers that are part of the Triple "A" movement will be featured in Rome in a series of tastings and events. The winemakers eschew chemical intervention in their vineyards and rely on naturally occurring yeasts (rather than lab yeast) for fermentation, an approach that allows the territory--rather than chemical manipulation--to [...]

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: |2 Comments

  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 [...]

17 08, 2016

Back in Bozcaada, Turkey

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

It's been a minute since I last visited Bozcaada, the Greek-turned-Turkish island just southwest of the Dardanelles. It's a longer trip from Istanbul than I remember: 8.5 long hours on an overnight bus that trims the Sea of Marmara, arching counterclockwise from Istanbul's Alibeyköy depot, followed by a lay-over at the Geyikli port before the [...]

13 07, 2016

Where to Eat in Rome in August, 2016 Edition

July 13th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|54 Comments

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. [...]

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