Browsing by Category: Fried Foods


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…)

I can hardly believe I’m writing this. Rome For Foodies, my first native app for iPhone, iPad, and Android smart phones, has just been released and is now available on iTunes and the Android Market (feedback appreciated!!!). The process was hellish, with more delays, sleepless nights and panicked Skype chats with my developers than I wish to remember, but it’s done and I predict the best night’s sleep ever tonight. (more…)