/Rome & Lazio
11 04, 2017

Recipe: Lalek (Charoset) for Passover

2017-06-18T23:05:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|1 Comment

Passover began on Monday and as Rome's Jews gather to observe this sacred holiday, I think it's important to acknowledge the city's most recent community, which escaped from Libya in 1967. In the wake of the Six Days War, years of Jewish persecution by the Libyan state erupted in violence. Thousands of Jews were evacuated to [...]

3 02, 2017

Gabriele Bonci To Open a Pizzeria In Chicago

2017-03-16T13:37:42+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Categories: America, Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Rome & Lazio|10 Comments

Gabriele Bonci at Chef's Club by Food & Wine When Rome's premier baker Gabriele Bonci hosted a pizza making workshop at Sullivan Street Bakery in NYC a few years back, chefs and bakers flew from across America to attend. On that same trip, Bonci and I hosted a way-beyond-sold-out dinner in Brooklyn, [...]

3 01, 2017

Be.Re. Serves Craft Beer and Trapizzini Near the Vatican

2017-02-17T15:14:44+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Food & Wine, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |0 Comments

Photo Credit: Be.Re. Under normal circumstances, I don't do reviews of places that have just opened. It's rarely fair to the reader--or to the venue. Launching a new restaurant or bar is massively challenging and the first few months are essential to a business for working out the kinks. I'll try a spot [...]

1 01, 2017

Trattoria Al Moro Serves Roman Classics Near the Trevi Fountain

2017-02-17T15:14:44+00:00 January 1st, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |4 Comments

In most cases, a Roman menu featuring over a hundred items is a big old bandiera rossa signaling you've landed in a tourist trap. Trattoria menus in particular tend to be focused, featuring a handful of local dishes under each heading, often reflecting the season or the day of the week (giovedì gnocchi, venerdì pesce, [...]

23 12, 2016

How to Write (and Sell) a Cookbook Proposal

2017-02-17T15:14:44+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Interviews, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments

If there's one thing in life that I know I am very good at, it is procrastination. Today, instead of filing an overdue story or typing up notes from a recent trip to Irpinia, I'm turning my attention to a post that has been sitting in my drafts folder since fall 2014. Publisher's Marketplace had [...]

14 12, 2016

Gazometro 38 Pizzeria in Ostiense

2017-03-16T13:42:17+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |1 Comment

Margherita UPDATE: The pizzaiolo has left Gazometro 38 and has moved to Mercato Centrale. The new pizzeria is experiencing some growing pains--four days after opening I was served a partially raw pie--but I will be monitoring the situation. Since Eataly opened in 2012, the Ostiense district has been booming and the newly invigorated [...]