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

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…)

I often ask myself if I have what it takes to move back to the States. With all the chaos in Italy these days for the past 3 millenia, it’s tempting to run away. But could I really live without the world’s best pizza at my doorstep? Well, if I moved to Brooklyn, I would certainly get by eating my weight in Paulie Gee’s Neapolitan-style pies. (more…)