/Restaurants
8 08, 2016

Where to Eat in Puglia

2017-02-17T15:14:49+01:00August 8th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Restaurants, Travel|8 Comments

Puglia is one of my favorite Italian regions for deep food immersion and it would be a shame to squander even a single culinary opportunity, so don't cringe when I tell you: eat pezzetti and involtini di cavallu. Both are braised horse. Just do it. While on the quest for Puglia's treats (equine and otherwise), [...]

26 06, 2016

Mordi e Vai 2.0 Opens in Rome’s San Giovanni District

2017-02-17T15:14:50+01:00June 26th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Offal, Recipes, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget, Travel|Tags: |3 Comments

Just under 3 years ago, Mara Cipriani and Sergio Esposito opened Mordi e Vai, a sandwich stall in the Testaccio Market. At the time, the couple was taking a huge risk. Street food (Rome-inspired and otherwise) hadn't had its moment yet (today, a so-called "strit fud" trend is in full swing) but Mara and Sergio were banking [...]

30 05, 2016

Eater’s Guide to the World

2017-02-17T15:14:58+01:00May 30th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Press & Articles, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Travel|6 Comments

Last week, Eater launched their first global guides, applying the popular Eater 38 model to cities all over the planet. You can find my Eater 38 for Rome here, which includes new spots like Tordo Matto, Sbanco, and Retrobottega alongside my longtime favorites. Frankly, coming up with 38 solid restaurant recommendations was tough and I [...]

27 04, 2016

Where to Eat, Drink & Shop for Books in North America

2017-02-17T15:14:59+01:00April 27th, 2016|Categories: America, California, City Guides, Cocktails, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, New Haven, New Orleans, New York City, Pizza, Pork, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert, Travel, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

One of the many perks of a 22-city book tour includes never being hungry. As I criss-cross the United States and Canada, I get to explore all sorts of incredible regional North American cuisine, cocktails, and craft brewing. Aside from a few sad airport breakfasts, I have been loving the food on the road and [...]

11 04, 2016

Rome Easter Dining 2017 Edition

2017-04-13T09:58:38+02:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|32 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2017! 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 [...]

27 03, 2016

Piatto Romano, Cucina Romana in Testaccio

2017-02-17T15:15:01+01:00March 27th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |2 Comments

Off all the districts in central Rome, Testaccio is the one best known as a bastion of local food culture--chalk it up to its ancient identity as a bustling marketplace for olive oil, its retired slaughterhouse, a lively produce market, and its many many restaurants serving the cucina romana. Rome-dwellers and visitors alike all have [...]