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Dairy farmers in the northern Italian region of Trentino say the Adopt A Cow initiative has been a financial godsend for their small businesses. I spoke with journalist Chris Livesay on NPR’s The Salt about the project. Of course, we also ate cheese.

In Episode 10 of Kat and Marta’s incredible podcast, we talk about Rome’s changing food culture, among other exciting topics. Tune in here for the low down!

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I am so excited to be included in the annual Imbibe 75 Issue: The People, Places & Flavors Shaping the Drinks World! Pick up the Jan/Feb issue of Imbibe Magazine (on newsstands now) or follow this link for a peek. You can find my 24 hour guide to Rome online here.

cesare bergamini eel fisherman

Cesare and Alfredo Bergamini have been fishing for eels in the Tiber since 1947. Now 74 and 77, respectively, the brothers learned the profession from their grandfather. In post-war Rome, they shared the water with other eel fishermen–and a great deal more eels. But falling eel stock caused by pollution coupled with spiraling profitability due to collapsed demand has driven others away from the trade. (more…)

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Justin and Dillon Naylor on their farm.

The latest Parla-Proust questionnaire features Justin Naylor, a former high school Latin teacher with whom I collaborated when he would bring his students to Rome from Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania. Justin recently resigned from his teaching gig to give his full attention to Old Tioga Farm, his farm and restaurant (more…)