I was a vegetarian from the age of about 7 to 25. In between, I dabbled in veganism while my parents waited for me to out grow my meat-free phase. It was hardly a “phase,” but when I moved to Rome, I dropped it. In Italy (and now in general), I eat meat in moderation. […]
From the moment we pulled into the port in Positano and I spotted a boat with a little red sign, I knew I was going to love Da Adolfo. You see, the only way to reach Da Adolfo, which is nestled on a private beach, is by boat. The view of Positano as you pull […]
This is the time of year when it gets to be too hot. Time seems to slow down and every motion you make is planned. Planned to exert as little effort as possible. But with the heat, summer also brings big beautiful tomatoes. When my apartment already feels like an oven and I can’t imagine […]
As you might imagine, Easter is kind of a thing around here. I am giving anything church related wide-berth as Rome is inundated with pilgrims, arriving for this weekend’s ceremonies as well as the upcoming canonizations of two previous popes. But last year? Last year, I was climbing a volcano with my sister on Easter. […]
File this under things I will never get used to: shelf milk. Walk into any Italian supermarket and you will be greeted by a refrigerator section filled with more types of cured ham than you can shake a stick at. Browse the rows of cheeses, take in all the yogurts, but if you’re looking for […]
I avoid restaurants in Rome that advertise some kind of “Pizza + Water + Coffee = 12 Euro!” I’d advise you to do the same… and to keep a look out for this sign that is always hanging in Trastevere.