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Rome's Restaurants Old and New

John Mariani | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Romans favor the same restaurants and dishes they always have, and everyone will have an opinion as to which restaurant serves the best pasta, the freshest seafood or the most flavorful lamb. Still, new restaurants do open that help diversify the city's dining scene. Here's a some of my favorites.

Rome's Two Greatest and Grandest Restaurants

John Mariani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Sprawling across the broad terrace floor of the Rome Cavalieri Hotel, La Pergola is easily one of the most romantic restaurants in the world, purposely lighted that way and configured so that simply walking through it puts you in mind of all the sweeping American-in-Rome movies of the 1950s--"Three Coins in the Fountain," "A Light in the Piazza," "Roman Adventure," and "Roman Holiday."

Authentic Italian Food in the Heart of Downtown Miami

Sonia Queralt | Posted 07.06.2016 | Miami
Sonia Queralt

Vero is an Italian treasure tucked away in between buildings in a quiet part of downtown Miami. If you are not paying attention you could walk right by this place, and trust me you do NOT want to do that.

Rome's Best Hotels For Business And Pleasure

John Mariani | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

While the allure of Rome may make tourism its principal industry, it is also a major international business center whose travelers require as much modernity and efficiency as they do the traditional comforts of a city that can be mindbogglingly difficult to negotiate.

Are You Sure You're Using Balsamic Vinegar Correctly?

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel

It is one of Italy’s favorite condiments and people count it out with droppers because, if authentic, it is very expensive. An invention from the to...

Potato Encrusted Soft-Shell Crab

Brando de Oliveira | Posted 05.25.2016 | Taste
Brando de Oliveira

Timing is everything for soft-shell crabs. They only come around during the summer when the blue crab casts away its hard shell.

A Mysterious Italian Menu Where Nothing Is What It Seems

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel

CARROT LINGUINE WITH GARLIC AND ANCHOVIES (Serves 4) 3 yellow carrots 2 cloves garlic 1 small piece grated ginger 4 anchovy fillets 120 g (4.2 oz) ch...

The Birthday Dinner

Nancy Mills | Posted 05.17.2016 | Taste
Nancy Mills

I like making lasagna because there are always leftovers. This recipe is my attempt to recreate the lasagna we ate in Sorrento, Italy, a few years ago. It's good for vegetarians because you can serve the meatballs on the side.

5 Standout Sausage Recipes You Have to Try

Jennifer Segal | Posted 05.15.2016 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

Tired of serving chicken every night? Give sausage a go! You can use it in everything from lasagna to turkey burgers.

Workin' It

Edie Weinstein | Posted 05.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Edie Weinstein

As I am writing this post, I am accutely aware that in a month, I will be acknowledging a milestone in my life. Two years ago, while on my way home fr...

Easy Italian Recipes To Make As A Family

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel

Children who are good eaters have been trained to taste things from a very early age. This is what experience has taught us and today it’s also disc...

A Dark Venice Alley Hides a Dining Delight

Rick Steves | Posted 05.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Nearly every evening I'm out prowling the streets in search of the latest places to eat for my guidebooks. (I'm usually with local guides who help me ...

A Pumped-Up Italian Egg Drop Soup

Franco Lania | Posted 05.10.2016 | Taste
Franco Lania

When most people think of an Italian egg drop soup they think of the classic stracciatella, which is basically a flavorful broth stock fortified with a mixture of eggs and Parmesan whipped into the soup while boiling hot. Presto, instant deliciousness! Sciusceddu is the Sicilian pumped-up version of this dish.

Bobo's Trattoria: Good Energy!

Rick Steves | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

It's funny to me how travelers are disinclined to walk just 5 minutes away from the tourist zone to find a restaurant filled with locals (not tourists...

4 Italian Recipes That Aren't Quite Raw, But Aren't Quite Cooked

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel

Between cooked and raw, there’s marinating, an age-old technique that’s also healthy. It gives food flavor and makes it digestible and healthy, wi...

A New Restaurant Brings Authentic Piedmontese Cuisine to NYC

John Mariani | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

As far as I know, NYC has only two true Piedmontese restaurants--the venerable Barbetta, opened in 1906, and the brand new San Carlo Osteria Piemonte....

Turning into a Tuscan Pasta-Making Machine

Rick Steves | Posted 04.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of my favorite agriturismi (farmhouse B&Bs) in Tuscany is Cretaiole, where Isabella and Carlo host about 15 visitors at a time for week-long stays...

Lighter Italian Recipes That Are Perfect For Summer Nights

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel

It never appears in the list of ingredients, yet water is a key ingredient and is used in various ways: to boil, steam or dilute, always in the backgr...

Your ultimate luxury guide to Italy's summer hot spots

Lauren Resnick | Posted 04.25.2016 | Travel
Lauren Resnick

Looking for your perfect itinerary for an Italian summer getaway? Check out these top 3 Italian destinations to visit this summer. This will be a trip...

Kamal Mouzawak: True Renaissance Man and a Food Lover's Dream Come True

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.13.2016 | Taste
E. Nina Rothe

Kamal Mouzawak, photographed in Florence by Antonella Cardillo A beautiful Lebanese saying can be translated loosely as "dress according to others' t...

4 Couscous Recipes For Every Meal Of The Day

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel

Everyone thinks it originated in North Africa, but historically it is one of the most widely used and beloved foods of Sicily. Couscous is coarsely gr...

The Best Red Pasta Sauce Italians Love But You've Never Heard Of

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.07.2016 | Travel

Pasta with amatriciana sauce is one of the symbols of Italian cuisine. It is a classic of Lazio—its regional capital is Rome—and it has very ancie...

A Taste of Northern Italy In Austin

Suchi Rudra | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
Suchi Rudra

(photo by Suchi Rudra) Last June, in the midst of a European heat wave, I slowly made my way down through Italy over the course of three weeks. It wa...

Ragu helps Neapolitan Mother-in-Law Flip Universal Cliché

Juliet Linley | Posted 04.04.2016 | Books
Juliet Linley

If there's one stereotype that is universal, it's that mothers-in-law are generally to be kept at arms' length. In Italy, the word "suocera" comes wi...

A Foodie's Guide to Eating Italian on Staten Island

Dana D. | Posted 04.01.2016 | Taste
Dana D.

As Williamsburg, Long Island City, Bushwick, and even Bedford-Stuyvesant become more gentrified (read: more expensive), New York transplants are asking the question: what is the next frontier? May I be so bold as to suggest Staten Island?