22 06, 2017

A Pizza Crawl of Rome For Lucky Peach

2017-06-22T22:20:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|4 Comments

I really, really love pizza. Deeply. So you can imagine my joy when Lucky Peach asked me to document a pizza crawl of Rome for them, highlighting my favorite pizzas and styles. I was equally excited to collaborate Gabriele Stabile, a photographer whose work I have enjoyed for years. Gabri and I spent many hours traversing the city and ate over a dozen [...]

13 04, 2017

Recipe: Abbacchio alla Romana | Roman-style Suckling Lamb

2017-04-13T11:13:49+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Recipes|4 Comments

Abbacchio—a suckling lamb that is about a month old and weighs no more than 15 pounds— is a springtime fixture on Rome’s tables. In the days leading up to Easter, we place special orders with our butcher (shout out to Roberto Liberati) for a whole abbacchio, then marinate it and roast it the with salted [...]

11 04, 2017

Recipe: Lalek (Charoset) for Passover

2017-06-18T23:05:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|1 Comment

Passover began on Monday and as Rome's Jews gather to observe this sacred holiday, I think it's important to acknowledge the city's most recent community, which escaped from Libya in 1967. In the wake of the Six Days War, years of Jewish persecution by the Libyan state erupted in violence. Thousands of Jews were evacuated to [...]

11 03, 2017

Tasting Rome at Tokyo’s Kinokuniya Bookstore

2017-03-11T16:47:15+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Interviews, Videos|0 Comments

Last month I visited Kinokuniya Bookstore in Tokyo's Shinjuku district to answer some questions from readers about Rome and Tasting Rome. The cookbook-themed AMA appeared on Facebook Live. You can watch it below! And swing by Kinokuniya on the 6th floor of the Takashimaya Times Square building for a copy to Tasting Rome--I left some [...]

3 02, 2017

Gabriele Bonci To Open a Pizzeria In Chicago

2017-03-16T13:37:42+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Categories: America, Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Rome & Lazio|10 Comments

Gabriele Bonci at Chef's Club by Food & Wine When Rome's premier baker Gabriele Bonci hosted a pizza making workshop at Sullivan Street Bakery in NYC a few years back, chefs and bakers flew from across America to attend. On that same trip, Bonci and I hosted a way-beyond-sold-out dinner in Brooklyn, [...]

3 01, 2017

Be.Re. Serves Craft Beer and Trapizzini Near the Vatican

2017-02-17T15:14:44+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Food & Wine, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |0 Comments

Photo Credit: Be.Re. Under normal circumstances, I don't do reviews of places that have just opened. It's rarely fair to the reader--or to the venue. Launching a new restaurant or bar is massively challenging and the first few months are essential to a business for working out the kinks. I'll try a spot [...]