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Illustration by Yoonhwa Jang.

The Expo may be wrapping up, but that’s no reason to skip a trip to Milan! Italy’s fashion and business capital has a robust drinking culture, thanks, in part, to its historic bars and liquor companies. Sara Porro and I created a guide for Punch detailing the best places for aperitivo, cocktails, craft beer, and wine. Head on over to PUNCH for the full scoop.

Roman baker and pizzaiolo Gabriele Bonci of Pizzarium and Panifico Bonci is teaming up with Nick Anderer of NYC’s Marta and Maialino for a pizza-themed event next month. Gabriele and Nick will be cooking together for two nights only, November 13 and 14, at Chef’s Club by Food & Wine (275 Mulberry Street, NYC). (more…)


Is there such a thing as Italian cuisine? I’ll be tackling that question alongside historian Professor John Dickie and celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei at a special event at The London Review Bookshop on October 1.

Italy is home to rich and numerous regional cuisines that have been shaped by politics, economics, and geography. What we eat in Rome differs dramatically from classic Neapolitan fare or the typical dishes in the nearby Apennines. Considering the prevalence of unique regional foods, the notion of a universal Italian cuisine may seem absurd. But that doesn’t mean no one has ever tried to invent Italian cuisine.

Industrial food companies like Barilla and Mulino Bianco have been doing it for years and their marketing teams have fabricated national Italian food sensibilities and leveraged local stereotypes for their own commercial benefit in Italy and abroad. Join us for an evening of enlightening debate moderated by author Dino Joannides as we confront the question at hand.

Book your tickets here. The talk will be accompanied by a menu of seasonal food and Rose and Brut Prosecco from Bisol/Jeio. The food is provided by award-winning greengrocer Andreas of Chelsea and L`Emporio Fine Foods.

Artenio Testaccio

If you’re curious how, in spite of intense daily exercise, I keep my BMI right around (emphasis on “round”) 26, it’s simple: I eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My source for the most important meal of the day? That depends. Some mornings I find myself in the centro storico where countless Romans scarf down (more…)

Photo by Caput Mundi Cibus.

It’s been a loooong summer, folks, and thanks to a string of unrelenting heat waves, Rome still has massive amounts of summer produce at its market stalls. But if crisp mornings are anything to go by, autumn will be here soon enough, which means its time to OD on the last of the summer harvest before it disappears. (more…)