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Are you ready New York City?! Gabriele Bonci aka “the Michelangelo of pizza”, renowned baker and founder/owner of Rome’s Pizzarium and Panificio Bonci will touch down on US soil later today. His 7-day whirlwind trip will (more…)
The Euphrates. It’s the stuff that dreams and freshman year history classes are made of. I had seen its crescent-shaped path slice through the maps of Turkey, Syria and Iraq a million times, but I had never seen it up close nor grasped its utter beauty. I caught my first glimpse of its serene, steel blue waters (more…)
In just three weeks, I will be co-hosting a pizza and beer event with Gabriele Bonci, Rome’s renowned baker and pizzaiolo, at Paulie Gee’s in Brooklyn. Bonci will bake his signature pizza by the slice, as well as cuts of meat and veggies wrapped in pizza crust; I will curate the Italian craft beer selection. Join us on Saturday October 19 from 12:30-3:00PM. To partake in this carb-tastic event, booking is essential!
If you want to get your hands dirty with Bonci and learn his baking techniques and recipes, he will be conducting a workshop for home bakers at Sullivan Street Bakery in Chelsea on Monday October 21 from 7:00-9:00PM. This is a hands-on class and, though the instruction will be in Italian, Elisia Menduni and I will be translating. Booking is essential and class space is limited to 15 participants.
By noon, I was drenched in whey, caked in cow shit and my left hand itched. It was pretty much the best day ever. It started in the workshop of a small kaşar producer near Kars, where cow’s milk curds are melted and worked by hand into this traditional Anatolian cheese. The visit was part of a full immersion into Kars’ food culture organized by İlhan Koçulu (more…)
Today I profiled a Milan fashion blogger for a British publication. Already under normal circumstances, a puff piece like this would have driven me to the verge self-harm. But in light of my recent visit to Kars, the profound pointlessness of the aforementioned subject was even more (more…)