/Food & Wine
17 01, 2020

New Tour Alert: Vineyard Visit to Cantina Ribelà Near Rome

2020-01-17T19:09:40+01:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

All new for 2020, my friend and colleague Maurizio Di Franco and I are collaborating on a super fun vineyard excursion from Rome to one of our favorite places just outside of town, Cantina Ribelà. Maurizio is a certified sommelier (you may know him from tastings at Vino Roma) and he has been providing food [...]

15 01, 2020

Food of the Italian South-Inspired Anchovy Onesie Available Now

2020-01-15T00:58:39+01:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine|0 Comments

Guys, I have a nephew! His name is Rider, he's 4 months old, he lives in New Jersey, and I love him. He's cool in many ways and he's also a model. His first gig was showing off the Food of the Italian South anchovy onesie, a piece that my sister thought up while pregnant [...]

14 01, 2020

Recipe: Minestra Maritata (So-Called Italian Wedding Soup)

2020-01-14T04:42:23+01:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Food & Wine, Pork, Recipes|0 Comments

I was a teenager when I first heard the phrase “Italian wedding soup.” Unlike some Italian Americans, I didn’t grow up eating it. I took the name literally, of course. Magazines and television hosts billed the vegetable rich, meat-studded soup as a classic recipe for nuptials. Wrong. If you’ve ever been to an Italian wedding, [...]

8 01, 2020

Recipe: Cozze Ripene (Stuffed Mussels) Salento Style

2020-01-09T02:46:20+01:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Recipes|0 Comments

  https://www.youtube.com/embed/hU5Iatd__5c   Katie Parla, author of Food of the Italian South, stopped by the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen to show us how to make stuffed mussels. Not only is this recipe quick and easy, but making your own breadcrumbs is a great way to use up leftover or stale bread. Serve these stuffed mussels as [...]

18 12, 2019

Where to Eat & Drink & Shop for Food in Rome in 2020

2019-12-18T19:28:09+01:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|37 Comments

With a city nicknamed Caput Mundi—Capital of the World—it’s only natural that Romans are accustomed to seeing their home as unrivaled in matters of history, culture, and food. And while it's true that traditional local cuisine holds a sacred place at the table, the Rome is hardly impervious to change. The city’s classics, from carbonara to [...]

30 11, 2019

Where to Eat and Drink in Rome During the Holidays

2019-11-30T21:25:12+01:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|78 Comments

  UPDATED FOR 2019/2020! There is a widely held misconception that during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Rome’s restaurants shut down and people who don’t have the luxury of eating at home are left to scavenge for food wherever they can get it. While one should expect some venues to be closed and many to [...]