14 09, 2010

Stichelton, English Blue Cheese

September 14th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Daily Food Photo, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London|8 Comments

Stichelton is an English blue cheese that can be likened to a raw milk Stilton. In fact, it follows the same recipe that was used to make Stilton until producers began using pasteurized milk after a food poisoning outbreak in 1989. Stichelton […]

13 09, 2010

Hotel Review: Rome’s Babuino 181

September 13th, 2010|Categories: Accommodations, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Rome Luxury Suites. Babuino 181, a 14-room boutique hotel, opened in April. It is the newest addition to Rome Luxury Suites, a hotel group owned by Alberto Moncada di Paternò, who transforms historical residences by incorporating contemporary art and design. (more...)

10 09, 2010

Italian Microbrews Find Home in Rome

September 10th, 2010|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Culture, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

Italy’s flourishing craft brew scene has so seized the capital that it’s tempting to predict that beer may soon eclipse wine as the Roman drink of choice. There are plenty of noteworthy producers to look out for and no shortage of places in Rome where you can find their beers (more...)

8 09, 2010

Return to Open Baladin

September 8th, 2010|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Meat, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|17 Comments

Last December I went to Open Baladin and it was a disaster. Well, the beer and crochette were great but the burger and potato chips were god awful. It was only a few months old at the time and I presume they have worked out most of the kinks, because I have […]

6 09, 2010

The Made in Italy Paradox

September 6th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Wine & Spirits|17 Comments

“Smoked” cheese that gets its flavor from Liquid Smoke. This is legal! Back in July I wrote this post on responsible food tourism and its comments got me thinking even more about food ethics in Italy. Between pouring over EU food regulations and the packaging of food in my cabinets […]