/Food & Wine
17 01, 2020

New Tour Alert: Vineyard Visit to Cantina Ribelà Near Rome

2020-02-23T05:10:59+01:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

All new for 2020, my friend and colleague Maurizio Di Franco and I are collaborating on a super fun vineyard excursion from Rome to one of our favorite places just outside of town, Cantina Ribelà. Maurizio is a certified sommelier (you may know him from tastings at Vino Roma) and he has been providing food [...]

15 01, 2020

Food of the Italian South-Inspired Anchovy Onesie Available Now

2020-01-15T00:58:39+01:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine|0 Comments

Guys, I have a nephew! His name is Rider, he's 4 months old, he lives in New Jersey, and I love him. He's cool in many ways and he's also a model. His first gig was showing off the Food of the Italian South anchovy onesie, a piece that my sister thought up while pregnant [...]

8 01, 2020

Recipe: Cozze Ripene (Stuffed Mussels) Salento Style

2020-01-09T02:46:20+01:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Recipes|0 Comments

  https://www.youtube.com/embed/hU5Iatd__5c   Katie Parla, author of Food of the Italian South, stopped by the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen to show us how to make stuffed mussels. Not only is this recipe quick and easy, but making your own breadcrumbs is a great way to use up leftover or stale bread. Serve these stuffed mussels as [...]

9 08, 2019

Drink More (Great) Lambrusco

2019-08-09T21:20:09+02:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Press & Articles, Travel, Wine & Spirits|4 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 [...]

27 02, 2019

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

2019-03-11T05:03:14+01:00February 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 [...]

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|10 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 [...]