Browsing by Category: Offal

It’s weeks like this that I am glad I don’t have a doctor’s appointment looming on the horizon. A routine cholesterol check would certainly turn up lethal levels brought on by obsessive offal consumption. But what can I do? It’s baby goat and lamb season and I couldn’t possibly squander the precious springtime slaughter. While most people (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…)

Mezze maniche all’amatriciana at Roscioli.

This post has been updated. See the 2012 edition here.

I just got back from a week in Northern Cyprus. A pair of food loving friends–one whose parents are of Cypriot origin–were married Sunday in a beautiful ceremony in Lefkoşa’s Buyuk Han. Many of the guests (including yours truly) had to work from the road, but we still found time to (more…)


After five days in the fatherland, I can officially say that I’m full. Palermo is a place where it is unthinkable not to indulge. There are fried things everywhere, the fish is amazingly fresh, and you just can’t duplicate those amazing ricotta-filled pastries off the island. (more…)