Make food, not war. It’s a simple imperative with undeniable gravity in Lebanon, a small but ethnically diverse country that was ravaged by political and religious conflicts for three decades. This catchy slogan is accompanied by a half-bomb, half-fish logo perfect for slapping on a canvas bag or printing on a (more…)


If you have every strolled through Rome, you may have noticed that the city’s fountains, church pediments, and palace facades are branded. The Pamphilj family’s dove with three fleurs-de-lis are splashed all over Piazza Navona (more…)

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Daniele Sartor grilling at last month’s special opening.

I’m not so into Halloween. I do love sweets and normally I’m on board for any activity that may result in piles of bite sized Milky Ways. But I hate dressing up. Ask Mamma Parla: I wore my travel soccer uniform as my costume for from 1990 to 1997. I was the worst. And now that I am too old for free candy, I really don’t (more…)

Illustration by Yoonhwa Jang.

The Expo may be wrapping up, but that’s no reason to skip a trip to Milan! Italy’s fashion and business capital has a robust drinking culture, thanks, in part, to its historic bars and liquor companies. Sara Porro and I created a guide for Punch detailing the best places for aperitivo, cocktails, craft beer, and wine. Head on over to PUNCH for the full scoop.

Roman baker and pizzaiolo Gabriele Bonci of Pizzarium and Panifico Bonci is teaming up with Nick Anderer of NYC’s Marta and Maialino for a pizza-themed event next month. Gabriele and Nick will be cooking together for two nights only, November 13 and 14, at Chef’s Club by Food & Wine (275 Mulberry Street, NYC). (more…)