31 01, 2011

Journey to the East: Cafe East in Surrey Quays

2016-01-09T13:34:16+00:00 January 31st, 2011|Categories: London|6 Comments

Cafe East’s famous Pho Tai. When I’m in London, I stay with my boyfriend in New Cross Gate. I have to admit, when I first started visiting the hood over a year and a half ago, the eating options seemed bleak and I suffered from regular panic attacks over not being able to walk out [...]

24 01, 2011

Rome's Sweet Carnival Treats

2016-01-07T03:37:16+00:00 January 24th, 2011|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|6 Comments

Italian cities like Viareggio, Putignano, and Venice have lively and ancient Carnival traditions. While most of Rome’s rituals have disappeared (and thankfully so!), the city still manifests the holiday in its bakeries. […]

21 01, 2011

Le Mani in Pasta with Gabriele Bonci

2016-01-07T03:37:39+00:00 January 21st, 2011|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Rome & Lazio|7 Comments

Gabriele Bonci is one of Rome’s most famous and influential bakers (though he himself would tell you that it is his maestro Franco Palermo who really counts). Bonci’s Pizzarium is among the city’s premier boutique pizzerias, selling pizza al taglio from a small storefront next to the […]

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