Browsing by Category: Fish


After five days in the fatherland, I can officially say that I’m full. Palermo is a place where it is unthinkable not to indulge. There are fried things everywhere, the fish is amazingly fresh, and you just can’t duplicate those amazing ricotta-filled pastries off the island. (more…)

Da Danilo’s spaghetti alla carbonara.

UPDATE: GET MY UPDATED RECCOS IN MOBILE FORM IN THE APP STORE! Every now and again, I like to update the list of my favorite places to eat and drink in Rome. I try to go out as much as possible so my endorsements are current and based on recent experiences. All of the spots listed below have been checked out in the past three months. Enjoy the new round up! (more…)

Gaudi’s masterpiece, the Casa Batllo’.

Against all odds–a violent cough, congestion, and a dulling of the senses brought on by the worst cold I have ever had–I was able to do some serious damage in Barcelona last week. I flew in on Wednesday to meet Mamma Parla for a five-day trip. I am actually quite (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…)

Nectarine tart with rose ice cream.

Earlier this month I traveled to the Bay Area for my friend Erin’s wedding. Her husband Chris is a cook at Chez Panisse and he set me up with a stage in the kitchen, one of the most incredible places on the planet. There is a mixture of permanent staff and (more…)