Browsing by Category: Sweets & Dessert
The land of pizza and pasta is the last place you might expect to be friendly to the gluten intolerant. But in the past few decades, the incidence of celiac disease and wheat allergies have risen in Italy, as elsewhere. Whatever the reason—previously undetected illness or the arrival of genetically modified (more…)
Experiential food tourism is a growing trend in Rome right now. Not much of it is particularly worthwhile and the majority of it is led by amateurs. There is at least one major exception to the rule: Rome’s gelato master Claudio Torcè is now giving hands-on gelato courses in the basement of his shops on Via Stoccolma in EUR. (more…)
Stuffed brioche, a savory snack, at Vice.
It’s just a few days old, and already my recent piece for the NYT could use some editing! The subject, the neighborhoods north of the Vatican, has welcomed yet another gourmet destination. Vice Cafè, which opened Thursday, is the gelato franchise’s fourth location. I sat down with owner Fabio (more…)
In the past six months, Prati and Trionfale, adjacent zones near the Vatican, have seen some exciting new openings. Check out my piece for the NYT, which is beautifully illustrated by Nadia Shira Cohen and features some great spots, both old and new. The piece is online now and will appear in this weekend’s Travel Section.
My best friend Jack is obsessed with Christmas. Back when we were in college, he celebrated it fairly intensely with dorm room decorations and parties and, as we have
gotten older matured, so, too, has Jack’s Christmas spirit. So it came as no surprise to me that when we were discussing our (more…)