10 04, 2016

Tasting Rome Giveaway…And This Time It’s Global!

April 10th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Rome & Lazio, Uncategorized|82 Comments

I love giving stuff away but unfortunately the big Tasting Rome box giveaway (in progress until Monday at noon EST) was for US residents only. Sorry about that, but shipping food across national boundaries creates all sorts of messes! For those of you who want to get your hands on a complimentary first edition of [...]

15 09, 2015

Spaghetti con crema di zucchine, mandorle, e pecorino

September 15th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Photo by Caput Mundi Cibus. It’s been a loooong summer, folks, and thanks to a string of unrelenting heat waves, Rome still has massive amounts of summer produce at its market stalls. But if crisp mornings are anything to go by, autumn will be here soon enough, which means its time to OD on the [...]

19 04, 2015

Chef John Regefalk’s Vignarola Recipe

April 19th, 2015|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|5 Comments

Brutto ma buono. After a long hiatus, Chef John Regefalk, sous chef at Rome’s one Michelin starred Metamorfosi, is back! This time, he’s not urban foraging for olives nor pickling capers plucked from the Aurelian Wall. Instead, he’s come by to share his recipe for vignarola. This springtime stew brings together the first peas and [...]

19 03, 2015

Flavio al Velavevodetto’s Pasta Secrets Revealed

March 19th, 2015|Categories: Carbs, Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments

Flavio De Maio, a tech executive and enthusiastic home cook turned professional chef, opened Flavio al Velavevodetto in Testaccio after a 7 year tenure in the kitchen at Felice nearby. Since striking out on his own in 2009, Flavio has earned a reputation as a master of the cucina romana and is known for his [...]

23 11, 2014

Giveaway! Win Brooks Headley’s “Fancy Desserts”

November 23rd, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Recipes, Sweets & Dessert|25 Comments

I’m totally hooked on Brooks Headley’s desserts. The cookies, cakes and frozen treats he and his team make in Del Posto’s award winning kitchen are rooted in flavor and texture clashes that achieve a beautiful harmony through their contradiction. Like Brooks, they are endearingly unconventional and completely without […]

27 01, 2014

Istanbul’s “New Anatolian Cuisine”, Orange Gel and the Pursuit of Flavor

January 27th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Istanbul, Recipes, Turkish Cuisine|3 Comments

Photo by Şemsa Denizsel. There’s a lot of talk in Istanbul’s culinary circles lately about the “New Anatolian Cuisine”, an approach that distances itself from European ingredients and techniques while embracing and modernizing Anatolian regional cooking. A number of restaurants have opened or re-branded in the past year or so, devoting […]