/Gastronomic Traditions
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|30 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!

2018-06-21T16:35:53+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Basilicata, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Puglia, Recipes|7 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 [...]

24 03, 2018

Where to Eat in Rome for Easter

2018-06-19T17:58:33+00:00 March 24th, 2018|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|1 Comment

UPDATED FOR 2018!- Pasqua (Easter Sunday) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday) are just around the corner. I can almost smell the whole lamb roasting away in the oven. If you are visiting Rome during Easter and aren't able to partake in the traditional Easter lamb feast in someone's home, don't fret! There are some delicious places [...]

4 12, 2017

Where to Eat and Drink in Rome During the Holidays

2017-12-17T07:51:44+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|55 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2017/2018! 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 [...]

13 10, 2017

Caseari Cautero Wine, Cheese, and Salumi Shop in Naples

2017-10-13T16:20:54+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Travel|2 Comments

Naples, you guys. Have you been? I'm totally obsessed with Italy's beautiful, decaying, lively metropolis. I won't dwell on the city's bad rap, which is largely undeserved, but I will say that if you visit the city with someone who truly loves it (Fiorella from Vesuvius vs Pompeii, for example, is such an awesome guide [...]

16 09, 2017

Tasting Rome Talk at Google

2017-09-16T15:09:04+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Offal, Rome & Lazio, Travel|0 Comments

Last month I spent a couple of weeks in the Bay Area for work, mostly to shoot my next cookbook with the very awesome photographer Ed Anderson and the super incredible food stylist George Dolese. Even though #UntitledSouthItalyCookbook is pretty much complete, the Tasting Rome tour continues! While I was out west, I was lucky [...]