Browsing by Category: Fried Foods

The idea of the “best trattoria in Rome” is an elusive one. Not only are tastes highly subjective, but even the most reliable establishments in town are plagued by a lack of consistency. Try the cacio e pepe one day, and it is exquisite. Come back the next and it is served in a pool of loose, watery cheese sauce. Or worse, (more…)


Ridiculously delicious brined herring.

This week I’m spending a few days in Rotterdam with my friend Irene, who grew up in the city but now lives in Rome. The brief sojourn to her hometown is dedicated to both high and low dining, mainly street food of the fried persuasion. Herring has been included for good measure. Here’s what we’ve been eating: (more…)

Move over, cacio e pepe. I’ve been on an international cuisine kick in Rome for the past two weeks. Between Korean food at Gainn, Mesob twice, and a visit to Sukothai in Monteverde you’d hardly guess I live in the city of carbonara and coda. (more…)

I lack the discipline to write about a place in-situ and often find myself writing about distant locales in unfamiliar places. When I flew to Trieste last week and began to write about a meal I had had in New Orleans in January, it struck me that, for a change, I was writing from a city that was not unlike that of the subject. Both New Orleans (more…)

I’ve been on a real sandwich kick lately: a turkey club today at Clydz today, po-boys in New Orleans this weekend, brisket sliders at the Stockton Market the week-end before. I know sandwiches aren’t some sort of lunch revolution for most. But I live in Rome where sandwiches are snacks (tramezzini) or (more…)