31 03, 2010

Eating in Rome’s Ghetto During Passover

2016-01-07T03:39:58+00:00 March 31st, 2010|Categories: Culture, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

From 1555 until 1870 Rome’s Jews were confined to a Ghetto by Papal decree. Though the Ghetto no longer stands (its buildings were demolished after Italian unification), visitors to Rome still come to the area to visit the community’s main […]

31 03, 2010

Momofuku’s Smoked Wings

2016-01-09T13:33:04+00:00 March 31st, 2010|Categories: America, Daily Food Photo, Food & Wine, New York City, Restaurants|0 Comments

I got an email from my friend Nat yesterday that got me thinking of Momofuku, one of NYC’s most successful restaurant groups. He was invited to a pre-opening feast at David Chang’s Má Pêche, a place I will not be able to visit until I return to the […]

29 03, 2010

Lo Scopettaro in Testaccio

2016-01-07T03:39:59+00:00 March 29th, 2010|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Offal, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments

I used to eat at Lo Scoppetaro once a week when I first moved to Rome back in 2003. That and Dar Moschino were two of my favorite spots. For one reason or another, I stopped going to both, but they continued to linger in the back of my mind. […]

29 03, 2010

Yes, Another Artichoke

2016-01-07T03:39:59+00:00 March 29th, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments

I often say I am obsessed with food. To be more specific, I am obsessed with cheese, fried food, fried cheese, and artichokes. I think my fixation with the latter has become painfully obvious this month, as I have dedicated no less than five […]

28 03, 2010

Venice Wrap Up

2016-01-09T13:58:40+00:00 March 28th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Venice|8 Comments

Just thinking about visiting Venice used to make me totally agro. My first few visits to La Serenissima were during high season when the sheer volume of obese cruisers, white tennis shoes, and fanny packs threatened to plunge Venice’s […]

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