/Food & Wine
9 08, 2019

Drink More (Great) Lambrusco

2019-08-09T21:20:09+02:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Press & Articles, Travel, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

Wines (and a big ol' hunk of Parmigiano Reggiano) at Vittorio Graziano's vineyard. Last summer I traveled to Emilia Romagna and southeastern Lombardy to report on Lambrusco for Imbibe Magazine. The wine I drank was made by tiny artisan producers and was nothing like that saccharine sweet mass produced Lambrusco that tarnishes this [...]

23 07, 2019

Where to Eat in Rome in August 2019

2019-07-23T16:46:17+02:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|79 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2019: 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 02, 2019

Pre-Order a Signed Copy of Food of the Italian South

2019-03-11T05:03:14+02:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Press & Articles|1 Comment

Food of the Italian South is coming out in exactly TWO WEEKS! I can hardly believe it--especially because I handed in the manuscript and shot the whole thing in August 2017. Well, on March 12, 2019, FOTIS will be released into the wild and I CANNOT WAIT for you to read it. I will also [...]

11 12, 2018

Where to Eat and Drink in Rome During the Holidays

2019-01-26T01:05:43+02:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|68 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+02:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Interviews|6 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 [...]

27 06, 2018

Where to Eat & Drink in Rome

2019-08-25T07:47:02+02:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|38 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 [...]