25 07, 2011

Finding Natural Gelato in Rome

July 25th, 2011|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|17 Comments

Chocolate and crema gelato at the new Neve di Latte. Every now and again I get obsessed with certain subjects. A regularly recurring one is gelato. Over the past few months of intensive gelato research, I reached some conclusions about the state of gelato in Italy, Rome in particular. I know this is an unpopular [...]

21 07, 2011

Pizzeria Tonda Opens in Montesacro, Rome

July 21st, 2011|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |28 Comments

Pizza margherita. It was only published a week ago, but my list for The Guardian of “10 of the best pizza places in Rome” is already out of date. Last week, a new pizzeria called Tonda opened on Via Valle Corteno, just off the Via Nomentana. Tonda is the work of Stefano Callegari and Antonio [...]

17 07, 2011

Judge a Gelateria in 7 Easy Steps

July 17th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Gastronomic Traditions, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|45 Comments

No. On so many levels. For years, the quality of gelato in Italy has been in decline, as the cost of natural ingredients has risen and local food sensibility has plummeted. That leaves consumers on their own when trying to figure out which gelatos are natural and truly artisanal. Figuring out whether a gelateria serves [...]

14 07, 2011

Basque Country, The Highlights

July 14th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Mamma Parla, Restaurants, Spain, Travel|10 Comments

Well I don’t even know where to start. The trip through Basque Country was phenomenal. Thank you so much for sending me there! And thanks to everyone for your advice and comments along the way. The biggest thank you goes out to Mamma Parla who was so calm even though I […]