29 06, 2013

Gabriele Bonci Goes Vegetarian to Supports Local Farmers

June 29th, 2013|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|4 Comments

Romans don’t care about agriculture or farmers. This is a direct quote from a noted Roman chef. In fact, I hear this sentiment over and over again from chefs, bakers, gelato makers and gourmet shop owners. Are they exaggerating? Not really. Of course, there is a small niche in Rome that values good […]

21 06, 2013

Rome’s Urban Gardens Continue to Grow

June 21st, 2013|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio|5 Comments

The Rome Sustainable Food Project garden at the American Academy in Rome. Rome isn't all paved piazzas and cobblestoned streets. The city is unbelievably green (and even more so due to a rainy winter and spring). Aside from its hundreds of parks, Rome now counts 150 urban gardens, a 50% increase since last year. Check [...]

14 06, 2013

The Gin Corner Opens in Rome

June 14th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

On June 10, Patrick Pistolesi and Federico Tomasselli of Barnum Cafè inaugurated The Gin Corner, Rome’s first gin bar. The Gin Corner is located in the Hotel Adriano in Rome’s historical center and stocks 60 gins from around the world. While the bar specializes in martinis and other gin-based […]