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5 11, 2020

U’ Pan’ Cuott’ (Baked Bread and Provolone Casserole)

2020-11-05T19:51:38+01:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Basilicata, Carbs, Recipes, Travel|0 Comments

  Are you in the market for an easy, delicious, and potentially creative new way to eat bread? Meet u’ pan’ cuott’ (Bernaldese dialect for pan cotto, “cooked bread”). It's a bread and cheese casserole from Bernalda, a town in Basilicata best known as the ancestral village of Francis Ford Coppola.  This peasant dish features stale [...]

4 11, 2020

Paccheri alla Cilentana, A Pasta Dish Inspired by Coastal Campania

2020-11-03T07:45:15+01:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: Recipes, Travel|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcFAP2Mvgz4   Back in the beforetimes, I visited Home & Family on the Hallmark Cannel to make this recipe from Food of the Italian South with Debbie Matenopoulos & the gang. You can watch the broadcast above and cook along using the recipe below.   Paccheri alla Cilentana (Paccheri with Capers, Olives, Anchovies, and Fried Bread Crumbs) [...]

29 10, 2020

Osmize, Friuli, Italy’s Rustic Seasonal Taverns

2020-10-29T03:43:19+01:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Friuli, Travel, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

Text below from Imbibe's Travel Issue (remember travel?). Anyway, thought I'd share some inspo for whenever it's safe to travel in Italy. Osmize are open on a rolling basis year round so there's one for every season!  The Osmize of Friuli, Italy Friuli was a contested region for the bulk of its tumultuous history, as its [...]

9 08, 2019

Drink More (Great) Lambrusco

2019-08-09T21:20:09+02:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Press & Articles, Travel, Wine & Spirits|4 Comments

Wines (and a big ol' hunk of Parmigiano Reggiano) at Vittorio Graziano's vineyard. Last summer I traveled to Emilia Romagna and southeastern Lombardy to report on Lambrusco for Imbibe Magazine. The wine I drank was made by tiny artisan producers and was nothing like that saccharine sweet mass produced Lambrusco that tarnishes this [...]

19 06, 2018

Guide to the Best Gelato in Rome, Updated Summer 2018

2018-06-27T20:20:07+02:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Food & Wine, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Travel|43 Comments

Update: My guide to the best gelato in Rome was updated for the summer of 2018. In Rome, eating gelato is a year-round ritual, and since the temperatures have soared recently, the city is officially in high gelato season and I am on my 2-scoops-a-day diet. On that note, I think an update of my [...]

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 [...]