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Pick up this weekend’s NYT for a look at the annual Where to Go list, which includes my contribution, the Vatican. In April, Papa Francesco will canonize JP2 and John XXIII and the Vatican is anticipating record pilgrim attendance. The only way to navigate the crowds is with a guide. I have officially retired from doing Vatican tours–the sheer number of people they let through the Vatican Museums is criminal and I won’t be a part of it–but I highly recommend the services of my brilliant colleagues at Context Travel and Understanding Rome.

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Gelato, long associated with hot Roman summers, has become a year-round treat in the Italian capital’s all-natural shops. The city’s artisans turn to savory flavors, often paired with alcohol, to entice customers. More in this weekend’s New York Times.

In the latest collaborative effort between Parla Food and Kat Tan Conte of Zero the One, I visit my absolute favorite neighborhood in Rome for snacking and food shopping. The Trionfale district, which is located just north of the Vatican has stellar bakeries, a legendary pizza by the slice joint and the city’s best market.

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Lamb tongues at St John Bread & Wine.

London’s dining and drinking culture just gets better and better. Whether you are in the market for artisanal breads, masterfully prepared offal or sensational wine, this cultural capital is sure to satisfy if you know where to go. Wading through all the hype and new openings and restaurant PR nonsense is a hassle, so (more…)

I love working with creative colleagues and it was super fun putting together these videos with the brilliant Kat Tan-Conte and Judy Lyness. Look for more Parla Food video collabos in the future and check out part 2 here! (more…)