A cynical Rome-based food writer once wrote of Campo de’ Fiori, central Rome’s most famous market, “Spend 10 minutes standing next to the statue of Giordano Bruno in the center of the square and analyze the tourist to local shopper ratio. No Rome resident has ever purchased limoncello that comes in a boot-shaped (more…)
Undecided on where to go on holiday on this year? May I suggest Rome? The Italian capital is No. 48 on the NYT Travel’s list of desirable destinations for 2015. In addition to the city’s natural appeal, the Domus Aurea has reopened (at least until March, that is), the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius has been refurbished, and Augustan sites continue to celebrate the 2,000th anniversary of the first Emperor’s death. Read more online here or in this weekend’s NYT Travel section and I hope to see you in Rome in 2015!
At Mazzo in Rome’s eastern periphery, Francesca Barreca and Marco Baccanelli, a young couple collectively known as “The Fooders”, have introduced major improvements to their beer, wine and spirits list, as well as changes to their menu. Their neo-trattoria, which opened in Rome’s Centocelle district in 2013 (more…)
Happy New Year everybody! The holiday season is on the verge of winding down here in Italy–the Epiphany signals the official end of festivities and vacations. What better way to end one year and begin another than to give the gift of wine knowledge. In that spirit, I am thrilled to announce the winners of the Sherry giveaway (more…)