Metamorfosi. Rome restaurant week is upon us once again and prix fixe lunches and dinners will be served at select restaurants starting at €25. While around 80 venues are participating, not all are worth your hard earned dough. Some of the best, like Pipero al Rex, have been booked for weeks. Ditto for […]
Izmir isn’t my favorite place for dining in Turkey. In fact, during our four-night stay last week, most meals left me disillusioned, disappointed, and distraught. Among the city’s highlights were its breakfast pastry, boyoz, a flaky savory bun served with oven-baked hard-boiled eggs. They were number one […]
I recently joined the wonderful Anthony Capozzoli on his radio show "How to Tour Italy" to chat about beer, food, apps, tours, and more. Listen here or download the podcast in iTunes.
Earlier this week, while walking through the Alsancak section of Izmir in search of a flaky, savory breakfast at Dostlar Boyoz Fırını, Mamma Parla, Rita and I caught the aroma of toasted sesame seeds and followed our noses. […]
Italy-based readers: check out my appearance in The History Channel special "Caligula: 1400 Years of Terror" (in Italian) on Sunday October 28 at 9pm. More on History.it.
It’s been just over three years since I last visited Central Anatolia’s Cappadocia region. In 2009, I spent a week there while updating the Rough Guide to Turkey. I stayed with my friend Susan in her stunning cave house in Üçhisar and we drove around the region checking out hotels and restaurants and looking for [...]