Last month I spent a couple of weeks in the Bay Area for work, mostly to shoot my next cookbook with the very awesome photographer Ed Anderson and the super incredible food stylist George Dolese. Even though #UntitledSouthItalyCookbook is pretty much complete, the Tasting Rome tour continues! While I was out west, I was lucky [...]
Back in 2012, the trapizzino was momentarily imported to NYC. Stefano Callegari's invention, spongy triangles of pizza bianca sliced open on one side and stuffed with traditionally Roman fillings like trippa alla romana (stewed tripe), coda alla vaccinara (braised oxtail), seppie con piselli (cuttlefish with peas), debuted at Mad Square Eats before finding its temporary [...]
Just under 3 years ago, Mara Cipriani and Sergio Esposito opened Mordi e Vai, a sandwich stall in the Testaccio Market. At the time, the couple was taking a huge risk. Street food (Rome-inspired and otherwise) hadn't had its moment yet (today, a so-called "strit fud" trend is in full swing) but Mara and Sergio were banking [...]
Whether you're in Rome for 24 hours or 24 years, it's essential to know exactly what to order. There may not be anything spontaneous or whimsical about planning exactly what you're going to eat in advance, but trust me what I tell you it is a critical feature of eating well in the Italian capital. [...]
It's Meat Week over on Eater, a five day carnivorous celebration of flesh, blood and guts. While most of the coverage is Americentric, I asked some Italy-based chefs of note to share their strongest meat memories. Submissions range from cerebral (literally) to scary (at least for Franco). Eater has the low down. Read the full [...]
Tomorrow the Mad Sq Eats festival opens in NYC and you will find Rome's Trapizzino at the Broken English stall. There, the street food made famous by Testaccio's 00100, will be served 11am-9pm daily through October 19. Read the full text on the NYT Diner's Journal here.