28 02, 2010

Lewisham's Meze Mangal

2016-01-07T03:42:04+00:00 February 28th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, London, Turkish Cuisine|0 Comments

Have appetite, will travel. That statement pretty much sums up my approach to eating just about anywhere. But it is particularly relevant when I am in London. I stay in New Cross Gate, which is the Anglo-Saxon term for culinary wasteland. Yeah […]

28 02, 2010

A Collapsable Spoon

2016-01-07T03:42:04+00:00 February 28th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Daily Food Photo, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London|0 Comments

I don’t know what my favorite thing in London is. It think there’s a three-way tie between the insane number of restaurants, the Deptford Leisure Centres, and free admission to public museums. I’ve really been taking advantage of […]

27 02, 2010

Polpette at Donna Teresa, Naples

2016-01-07T03:42:04+00:00 February 27th, 2010|Categories: America, Culture, Daily Food Photo, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Naples & Campania|0 Comments

Polpette, fist-sized meatballs, make a delicious Saturday lunch. At Donna Teresa in Naples, they are fried in a pan of oil and served with contorni (vegetable side dishes), but at my house, they were cooked in tomato sauce and served over […]

26 02, 2010

Erzincan Tulumu

2016-01-07T03:42:04+00:00 February 26th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Daily Food Photo, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Istanbul, Turkish Cuisine|0 Comments

Erzincan Tulumu is a pungent sheep’s milk cheese made in the Erzincan province of Eastern Turkey. Traditionally, it was aged in goat skin. You can see vendors in Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar unwrapping it from its animal skin sheath […]

25 02, 2010

Lo Sfinge

2016-01-07T03:42:05+00:00 February 25th, 2010|Categories: Carbs, Daily Food Photo, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Rome & Lazio, Sicily, Sweets & Dessert|0 Comments

My love of ricotta in all its sweet forms is no secret. I couldn’t turn down a cassata, crostata, or cannolo to save my life. My obsession with lo sfinge is no less intense. And while many are busy avoiding such things for Lent, I’m eating […]

24 02, 2010

Kosher Rome and Jewish Sites

2016-02-15T01:18:18+00:00 February 24th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|7 Comments

  Rome is home to Italy’s largest Jewish community and there are numerous Kosher restaurants, shops, and accommodations throughout the city. Most are concentrated in three main areas: the former Ghetto, Piazza Bologna, and Monteverde […]

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