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Some places to eat, drink and shop for food in the US.

Justin & Dillon
Justin and Dillon Naylor on their farm.

The latest Parla-Proust questionnaire features Justin Naylor, a former high school Latin teacher with whom I collaborated when he would bring his students to Rome from Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania. Justin recently resigned from his teaching gig to give his full attention to Old Tioga Farm, his farm and restaurant (more…)

Temple University Craft Beer Club

On February 17 from 7-9:30PM, join me at Alla Spina in Philadelphia for a casual tasting dedicated to the world of Italian craft beer. I will be co-hosting the event with the Temple University Craft Beer Enthusiasts. I have chosen the menu to reflect the styles and brewers which best represent quality production in Italy. We’ll (more…)


This is a turkey in Turkey.

Thanksgiving is just over a week away and I’ve already placed my turkey order, arranged for cranberries to be smuggled into Italy, and begun assigning side dishes and desserts. This is such a fun and festive and fat time of the year I can hardly wait until November 24 (we are celebrating a few days late (more…)

On November 3 from 11:30am-1pm, the American Academy in Rome will host a presentation and book signing of the Rome Sustainable Food Project‘s second cookbook: ZUPPE – Soups from the kitchen of the American Academy in Rome – with chef, restaurateur, activist and author Alice Waters, RSFP founding chef and author Mona Talbott, photographer Annie Schlechter and Little Bookroom publisher Angela Hederman. (more…)

Last night Şemsa and I hopped the L to Williamsburg and strolled through hipster junction to Isa, a not-yet-year-old restaurant on the corner of Wythe Avenue and S 2nd Street. The dinner was insanely brilliant with one exciting and interesting dish after another (except for the duck breast main, which, seemed mainstream and boring under (more…)