A few years back the phrase “km 0” started to be kicked around in Italian foodie circles. This abbreviation for “kilometro zero” signifies local, low impact primary ingredients, including meats, cheeses, grains, honeys, and has become the ubiquitous buzzword of the late […]
This week on Scatti di Gusto, I wrote about the great lunch deals that can be found at some of London's finest restaurants. Dine in the lap of luxury without breaking the bank. Eat at Michelin star rated and critically acclaimed restaurants for £19.50-50. More on Scatti di Gusto...
On Tuesday night I met my friend Şemsa for dinner at Asmalı Cavit in Beyoğlu. This spot is a typical meyhane (restaurant serving alcohol and mezes) in a part of town that is packed with such establishments. The quality of food varies wildly and most places are more attractive for their atmosphere […]
I promise this is the last post about The Big D. For the past three weeks, I've been banging on about this fantastic meat patty available only during the month of February at Byron locations in London (at O'Shea's of Knightsbridge year-round). It's become somewhat of an obsession (perhaps the result of living in planet [...]
Muhammara. Last year my friend Can sent me to Antebi, a restaurant in Caddebostan (Istanbul) specializing in food from Southeastern Turkey. I was immediately hooked. Their richly spiced food, liberal use of pomegranate molassas, and quality ingredients are all the things I need in life. […]
Last night I called my mom at 3am. I had just finished packing for a week-long trip to Libya and wanted to let her know that I probably wouldn’t be able to email her while I was traveling (the Libyan government has shut down internet in the country just 90 minutes earlier) but I might [...]