Browsing by Category: America

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


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…)


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…)