11 12, 2018

Where to Eat and Drink in Rome During the Holidays

2018-12-13T03:20:12+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|59 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2018/2019! There is a widely held misconception that during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Rome’s restaurants shut down and people who don’t have the luxury of eating at home are left to scavenge for food wherever they can get it. While one should expect some venues to be closed and many to [...]

9 09, 2018

Introducing Gola, A Podcast About Italian Food Culture

2018-09-10T12:44:23+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Interviews|4 Comments

Guys, I LOVE a pod. I subscribe to no fewer than 8,000 of them, mostly political ones that are kind of driving me to the brink of insanity, if we're being honest here. One of the reasons I am SO THRILLED to launch the GOLA podcast is that it distracts me from horrors and focuses [...]

19 08, 2018

Amatriciana Estiva on Good Day New York

2018-08-19T05:02:08+00:00 August 19th, 2018|Categories: Recipes, Videos|0 Comments

On Thursday I appeared on Good Day New York with Lori Stokes and Rosanna Scotto (Tri State Area dreams do come true) to make amatriciana estiva (a.k.a. summer amatriciana), a dish that has been popping up on trattoria menus all over town for a few years now. Some claim their version of the dish is lighter [...]

25 07, 2018

Where to Eat in Rome in August 2018

2018-08-14T19:39:08+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|69 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2018 Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (sadly due to the mounting economic crisis which no longer permits many businesses to shutter for a month) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for [...]

27 06, 2018

Where to Eat & Drink in Rome

2018-06-27T22:34:29+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|34 Comments

With a city nicknamed Caput Mundi—Capital of the World—it’s only natural that Romans are accustomed to seeing their home as unrivaled in matters of history, culture, and food. And while it's true that traditional local cuisine holds a sacred place at the table, the Rome is hardly impervious to change. The city’s classics, from carbonara to [...]

21 06, 2018

Food of the Italian South Cookbook Now Available for Pre-Order!

2018-09-11T06:32:46+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Basilicata, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Puglia, Recipes|10 Comments

I have a few super exciting things to announce! First, Untitled South Italy Cookbook finally has a title: Food of the Italian South: Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes. The book also has a cover (focaccia!!!) and a publication date (March 12, 2019!!!). If it seems like a long time has passed since I [...]

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