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Brewing up in Rome

Brewing up in Rome June 22, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Though many look to Italy for its prolific bouquet of  wines, there is a subculture of travelers whose Eat-Pray-Love experience must be frothy and by that, I mean beer.   Beer travelers are perhaps the most friendly breed of tourists always on the hunt for a bit of culture on tap.  Even with hundreds...

Role Call: Gelato in Rome [update]

Role Call: Gelato in Rome [update] May 30, 2011 | Food | Read More
Temperatures are rising in Rome, and though the easiest retreat is a gelateria (ice cream shop), it’s seemingly hard to find the very best.  Over the years, I have debated and argued my favorite gelaterie but just as there is a variety of gusti (flavors) able to please all ice cream lovers, there...

Last Supper: La Matricianella

Last Supper: La Matricianella May 11, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
It’s the end of the world as we know it.  If you haven’t had your head in the clouds, then you know that today, May 11, is the day an earthquake will hit Rome, rendering the city eternal no more.  Though I would be devastated if the Colosseum were to complete its collapse (in 1349 most...

A Moveable Feast: Easter

A Moveable Feast: Easter April 21, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Ave Pasqua.  I am ready to feast.  Whether tourist, fan, spectator or vintaged participant, Italian Easter feasting is an Event.  It is not an afternoon lunch, it is a long weekend of  Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday feasts, and  last, but in no way least,  Pasquetta, Little Easter...

Eating Roman

Eating Roman March 29, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Guest Writer Elizabeth Minchilli, tour de force behind one of Rome’s latest food apps, answers the question “What to eat in Rome?” I get emails and calls all the time, with the same question: Where should I eat in Rome? Since I’ve been reporting on this topic for most of my life...

Food, Glorious Food: Rome Appsolutely, Part II

Food, Glorious Food: Rome Appsolutely, Part II March 21, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Rome is in revolution.  Over the past year, Rome-based food bloggers have multiplied and restaurants have opened, renovated and rebranded.  It would be hard to keep up if it weren’t for the bloggers who are fervently writing the finer details of every kind of Roman eatery- from chic to street. ...

You be illy

You be illy February 23, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Coffee culture never rocked my world, not even when I lived in Los Angeles and stood behind a coordinated and cute Britney Spears while ordering matching soy chai lattes at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Beverly Hills-  long before her  shaved head and Starbucks decline.   I just didn’t get...

A Slice of Rome: Pizza al Taglio

A Slice of Rome: Pizza al Taglio February 1, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Over the past few months, I’ve been snooping on the delicious blog Tavole Romane, a virtual (and quite personal) compendium of Rome’s foodie scene.  This anonymous team writes about restaurants, trattorie, food stands, food carts and anything else that can be ingested, based on thorough...

Ringing in the New Year: Rome

Ringing in the New Year: Rome December 21, 2010 | Events, Food, What's New | Read More
In Rome and ready to party like it’s 2011 but have no clue where to start?  The Eternal City feels like an eternal, and  often times, infernal, party on New Year’s Eve.  Piazzas teem with thousands of eyes-wide-open viewers who elbow for just a cobblestone of pavement property to  listen...

Ciao Chow: Pigneto Quarantuno

Ciao Chow:  Pigneto Quarantuno December 3, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
by guest blogger Agnes Crawford understandingrome.com A short bus/cab/tram ride from Termini, just beyond the ancient city walls at Porta Maggiore, the villagey triangle of Pigneto is tucked between the unprepossessing high-rise concrete arteries of the vie Prenestina and Casilina, and the Bladerunner...
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