Goose breast tartare at Pipero al Rex. 2011 is coming to an end and I have asked some friends to reflect on their best meals, dishes, and food experiences from Rome this year. It has been a great year of food memories and here is what cooks, food writers and historians have enjoyed the most: [...]
The Sleeping Hermaphrodite is an ancient statute that was restored by Bernini. Photo: Musée du Louvre. If you see one exhibition in Rome this year, let it be "I Borghese e l'Antico", which runs through April 9, 2012. Read more about it on NYT.com here and find booking information (reservations are essential) here.
It’s that time of year when food writers look back on their dining experiences of the previous twelve months. I’ve done a bit of eating in 2011, both at home in Rome and abroad, and I’ve narrowed down my top dishes and meals, which I’ll publish later this week. But for now, I want to [...]
In 2010 Chef Christian Puglisi opened his first restaurant, Relæ, in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen. His second endeavor, a wine bar and take-out place called Manfreds, was quick to follow. Both venues, which stand opposite one another on Jægersborggade, employ rigorously sourced ingredients in their dishes and […]
If my grandmother weren’t gluten intolerant, I doubt macaroons would be such a big part of the Parla/Cipollina holiday dessert tradition. Same goes for ambrosia (don’t even think about dissing this white trash fruit salad–it defined my childhood). For us, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without these super sweet […]
My mom has always effortlessly whiped up 10-course meals for 20 people. When I was a kid, my sister and I would just get in the way so we were given small tasks that we couldn’t screw up. One was shaking heavy cream in a jar until it turned into butter. Eventually we graduated to [...]