/Carbs
16 10, 2017

The Artful Baker Cookbook Giveaway

2017-10-19T23:48:56+02:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Istanbul, Recipes, Travel|47 Comments

Every book is an inexplicable miracle. So much work, stress, time, drama, doubt, hyperventilating, and money go into just writing the damn thing it's amazing any books get written at all. After this exhausting process, most cookbook authors hand their labor of love over to a team of editors, designers, photographers, food stylists, and printers [...]

22 06, 2017

A Pizza Crawl of Rome For Lucky Peach

2017-06-22T22:20:28+02:00June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|4 Comments

I really, really love pizza. Deeply. So you can imagine my joy when Lucky Peach asked me to document a pizza crawl of Rome for them, highlighting my favorite pizzas and styles. I was equally excited to collaborate Gabriele Stabile, a photographer whose work I have enjoyed for years. Gabri and I spent many hours traversing the city and ate over a dozen [...]

3 02, 2017

Gabriele Bonci To Open a Pizzeria In Chicago

2017-03-16T13:37:42+01:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: America, Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Rome & Lazio|10 Comments

Gabriele Bonci at Chef's Club by Food & Wine When Rome's premier baker Gabriele Bonci hosted a pizza making workshop at Sullivan Street Bakery in NYC a few years back, chefs and bakers flew from across America to attend. On that same trip, Bonci and I hosted a way-beyond-sold-out dinner in Brooklyn, [...]

3 01, 2017

Be.Re. Serves Craft Beer and Trapizzini Near the Vatican

2017-02-17T15:14:44+01:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Food & Wine, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |0 Comments

Photo Credit: Be.Re. Under normal circumstances, I don't do reviews of places that have just opened. It's rarely fair to the reader--or to the venue. Launching a new restaurant or bar is massively challenging and the first few months are essential to a business for working out the kinks. I'll try a spot [...]

14 12, 2016

Gazometro 38 Pizzeria in Ostiense

2017-03-16T13:42:17+01:00December 14th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |1 Comment

Margherita UPDATE: The pizzaiolo has left Gazometro 38 and has moved to Mercato Centrale. The new pizzeria is experiencing some growing pains--four days after opening I was served a partially raw pie--but I will be monitoring the situation. Since Eataly opened in 2012, the Ostiense district has been booming and the newly invigorated [...]

8 12, 2016

Italian Gift Guide For the Holidays…Or Any Time!

2017-02-17T15:14:44+01:00December 8th, 2016|Categories: America, Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Wine & Spirits|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

For years, when I visited the States for the holidays (or anytime, really) I would stress the seams of my luggage by overstuffing it with Pecorino Romano, Gragnano pasta, panettoni, horse jerky, whole guanciali. You know, the usual. A run-in with the USDA put an end to my meat deliveries—I still don't have a horse [...]