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Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (sadly due to the mounting economic crisis) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for the entire month, so whether you want Michelin-star worthy dining, the city’s best burrata, or some down-home (more…)
Romans don’t care about agriculture or farmers. This is a direct quote from a noted Roman chef. In fact, I hear this sentiment over and over again from chefs, bakers, gelato makers and gourmet shop owners. Are they exaggerating? Not really. Of course, there is a small niche in Rome that values good (more…)
Mantı, which are sometimes described as Turkish ravioli, are pinched dumplings filled with meat. They are a specialty of Kayseri, a city in central Anatolia near Cappadocia, and are serve slathered in garlic and yogurt, then drizzled with melted butter. If this sounds like the perfect food, it kind of is— (more…)
Join me and my brilliant colleagues from The Rome Digest for a special craft beer event at Open Baladin on April 11 at 5:30pm. We will be presenting and tasting beers from 3 Lazio breweries (Birra Stavio, Birrificio Pontino and Birra del Borgo). The special event costs €12.50 and includes three beers and accompanying snacks. Booking is obligatory. Details on Eventbrite. Hope to see you there and please help spread the word!
Rome’s Jewish community has a rich and flavorful culinary tradition that spans 22 centuries and encompasses native Roman, as well as Spanish, Libyan and Sicilian influences. Sweets are particularly important–try Boccione Il Forno del Ghetto and Mondo di Laura for proof–and during Pesach, one of the (more…)