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I spend so much time here banging on about my southern Italian heritage that you may not know I’m a quarter Polish. My paternal grandmother’s family was from Warsaw and, while she made outstanding Italian-American food for Grandpa Parla, Grandma Zamoita also stuffed a mean pierogi and cooked (more…)

While deliberating the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote a letter home to his wife Abigail with his own declaration of sorts, writing that freedom from the King “…ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end (more…)

Silk Road in south London’s Camberwell is an old haunt. Back when I used to crash in a food dessert New Cross Gate, a trip to Camberwell (or nearby Brixton or Peckham) was a prerequisite for a satisfying local meal. Silk Road on Camberwell Church Street always delighted me with its spiced and spicy food inspired by China’s Xinjiang region… I say (more…)

My local kebab spot is Shawarma Station on Via Merulana near Termini. In a pinch it does the trick and after many a late train arrival, it has provided sustenance. I’ll occasionally go during the day, too, for a plate of hummus or a quick tabouleh. The kebabs are decent, straight-forward (more…)

Following the advice, once again, of our Antep food gurus Emre and Tuba, Semsa and I headed to Halil Usta, a busy kebab place near the mosaics museum. When we arrived around noon, the place was hopping. They do a brisk business, mainly of (more…)