/Gastronomic Traditions
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 [...]

6 01, 2020

Recipe: Witch on the Beach Cocktail with Liquore Strega

2020-01-06T18:43:11+01:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Cocktails, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes|0 Comments

It's January 6, the Epiphany on the Catholic calendar. The holiday is called La Befana in Italy and is so-called because tradition states the befana (a witch-like creature) delivers gifts to children on this day as the Wise Men brought gifts to the baby Jesus. I was always terrified of the befana as a kid. [...]

18 12, 2019

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

2020-03-03T07:26:21+01:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|42 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|80 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 [...]

23 07, 2019

Where to Eat in Rome in August 2019

2019-07-23T16:46:17+02:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|67 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2019: Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (sadly due to the mounting economic crisis which no longer permits many businesses to shutter for a month) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for [...]

27 02, 2019

Pre-Order a Signed Copy of Food of the Italian South

2019-03-11T05:03:14+01:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Press & Articles|1 Comment

Food of the Italian South is coming out in exactly TWO WEEKS! I can hardly believe it--especially because I handed in the manuscript and shot the whole thing in August 2017. Well, on March 12, 2019, FOTIS will be released into the wild and I CANNOT WAIT for you to read it. I will also [...]