Lasagna pizza at La Gatta Mangiona. Naples may be Italy’s pizza capital, but Rome has greater variety to offer. There’s the classic Roman pie (round, flat and thin with a crispy crust), the ever popular and usually quadrilateral pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice), and now there are a growing number of boutique pizzerias [...]
An impromptu barbecue blocks the street in Karaköy. My illustrious colleagues Ansel and Yigal, authors of the excellent food blog Istanbul Eats recently put out a book based on their dining exploits. They just got a great write-up in the NYT Travel Section, which you can read here. Buy their book here and read their [...]
Cheeseburger at the Hawksmoor in Spitalfields. I have begun contributing to the Italian food blog Scatti di Gusto. My most recent post was a brief guide to eating burgers in London. Making the list were The Hawksmoor, Bar Boulud, Goodman, and Byron, among others. You can read the full text (in Italian) here.
A couple of months ago I was in Volpetti shopping for guanciale and pecorino so I could make spaghetti alla gricia. Yeah, I know August isn’t the best time for a porky pasta dish, but I was craving some. While at the counter placing my order, I spied Paolo Parisi’s famous eggs […]
I’ve been obsessing over Italian craft brews of late. I cannot pass one of Rome’s many beer shops without picking up a bottle or two…or a case…and considering I live a few blocks from Domus Birrae and am in the neighborhood of the Via Trionfale location of Johnny’s Off License […]
Mortadella with black truffles and Beppe’s cheeses. On Tuesday Beppe e I Suoi Formaggi opened on Via Santa Maria del Pianto in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto. I stopped by this evening to see how things were progressing. There is still some more electrical work to do and the tasting rooms have yet to be completed, but [...]