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Blind Pig

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood to read about beer. I have been spending some quality time in the US with friends, family and colleagues and am really enjoying the American craft beer scene. But I would be lying if I didn’t say I miss my favorite Roman watering holes, so I asked Jen Tarbox of Context Travel to submit a guest post on (more…)

Snacks at Ali Baba in Arco di Travertino.

For a city with such a large and varied immigrant population, Rome has relatively few restaurants that serve ethic cuisines, and even fewer that serve authentic food, which hasn’t been watered down for the provincial Roman palate. (more…)

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…)