/Travel
17 08, 2016

Back in Bozcaada, Turkey

2017-02-17T15:14:48+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

It's been a minute since I last visited Bozcaada, the Greek-turned-Turkish island just southwest of the Dardanelles. It's a longer trip from Istanbul than I remember: 8.5 long hours on an overnight bus that trims the Sea of Marmara, arching counterclockwise from Istanbul's Alibeyköy depot, followed by a lay-over at the Geyikli port before the [...]

8 08, 2016

Where to Eat in Puglia

2017-02-17T15:14:49+00:00 August 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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 [...]