Category Archives: Rome

The Eatery: Rome’s Popup Restaurant

UPDATE 2019: The Eatery popup is no more. Sofie and Domenico have opened a micro-bakery and restaurant (yay!) called Marigold. It is open Tuesday – Sunday in Ostiense. Travelers passing through; new arrivals settling in; seasoned expats; future Rome-dwellers; locals. 12 of us in total.  Eschewing our local Saturday night trattorie, we found ourselves gathering […]

Wine, Cheese, and much, much more

Pros and cons of living in Rome? Con: Post Office. Pro: Wine. But wine alone can only take you so far, which is why wine pairings are so important.  Honestly, though, I don’t know the first thing about pairing wine with food.  I know what wine I like, I know what food I like, but […]

On Porchetta and Aging

It was 78°F (25°C) today.It made me realize how much I have missed the sun. Until I stepped outside, I couldn’t really remember what it felt like to be warm.  Winter is strange that way– that way it makes us forget. I suppose that is a round about way of trying to say: I am […]

Le Mani in Pasta

The thrill and the tragedy of expat life are one in the same: you are not from here. The irresistible draw of “not-from-here” is what drives many to travel or settle abroad. When you are an expat, you can take pride in your not-from-here-ness. You wear it like a badge of honor. You revel in […]