Browsing by Category: America

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

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…)

Wild nettle and pecorino pizza at Pizzaiolo in Oakland.

Without a geographic specification, the word pizza is completely generic. Of course, it conjures up the notion of sauce and melted cheese on dough. But there are exceptions that defy this definition and the texture of the crust, size and shape of the pie, cooking methods, and toppings can vary wildly from place to place. In Italy (more…)

Everyone sweating our edible fish sculpture.

Last week I had lunch with my friends Sarah and Nirav at the Slanted Door in San Francisco. Not surprisingly, while sharing Shaking beef, Lemongrass chicken, and about twenty other dishes, the conversation turned to dinner. I had an impossible list of places I wanted to hit up on my very (more…)