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16 05, 2021

Italy is Reopening to US Travelers: What to Know Before You Go

2021-05-18T22:37:05+02:00May 16th, 2021|Categories: Travel|4 Comments

For the past 6 months or so, Delta has been offering COVID-tested flights for essential travelers only between the U.S. and Italy. During this long and successful trial run, travelers who had a negative PCR test 48 hours (or 72, depending on your source!!) before departure, and tested negative at the departure AND the arrival [...]

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 [...]