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While my neighbors are losing their minds over the totally gross, dumb and boring Brasilian temaki joint that just opened in Monti, something actually important happened in our gastronomically overrated ‘hood. Dall’Antò, a shop specializing in rare breads and flatbreads made from heirloom wheats, chickpea (more…)
It’s been a while since a trip has changed me for the better. Delays, lost luggage, interminable waits at baggage claim and the squalid conditions at Fiumicino Airport are enough to make anyone embittered. My deep affection for efficiency and innate cynicism make me particularly susceptible. For (more…)
By noon, I was drenched in whey, caked in cow shit and my left hand itched. It was pretty much the best day ever. It started in the workshop of a small kaşar producer near Kars, where cow’s milk curds are melted and worked by hand into this traditional Anatolian cheese. The visit was part of a full immersion into Kars’ food culture organized by İlhan Koçulu (more…)
Today I profiled a Milan fashion blogger for a British publication. Already under normal circumstances, a puff piece like this would have driven me to the verge self-harm. But in light of my recent visit to Kars, the profound pointlessness of the aforementioned subject was even more (more…)
Check out my segment on The Splendid Table in which I chat with Lynne Rossetto Kasper about contemporary Roman food culture. I haven’t sugarcoated my opinion about the current state of dining, but I do share some of my favorite venues where you can find amazing classic dishes, satisfying street food and delectable pizza by the slice. You can listen to my segment online here or download the entire episode featuring Sandor Katz and J. Gold here. And don’t miss the Splendid Table’s blog post about the episode.