• Pizza with French Fries

    Good news! All your dreams have come true at once! From the brand that brought you frozen supplì: pizza with french fries and hot dogs (wurtsel e patatine)! This is not a new idea, though it is a terrible one.  You can find pizza with french fries around Rome.  I…

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    The Original Testaccio Food Tour with Eating Europe

    Food tours are a great way to discover the unique Italian cuisine in Rome, learn about the history of the dishes, and explore some of the most interesting neighborhoods in the Eternal City. One of the best companies to explore it was the first company to really start leading edible…

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    Non-Italian Food

    I love pasta. I love pizza.  But variety in the spice of life, and I just can’t get behind the argument that it’s possible to eat pasta every day because there are “so many kinds.”  It’s still noodles and sauce, and sometimes you want something different. My burning desire for…

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    Pastificio San Lorenzo

    I love the San Lorenzo neighborhood.  It’s a bit off the beaten path and has plenty of cheap eats like Super Pizza.  With a plethora of traditional, affordable restaurants, we had long raised a wary eyebrow at the modern design of Pastificio San Lorenzo. (These phone pictures won’t do it…

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    Sede Vacante: Benny Retires to Castel Gandolfo

    No government. No pope.  Everything is just chugging right along here in Rome. I don’t know how you could have possibly missed this news item, but- the pope retired.  I will leave the analysis of this nearly unprecedented act to those who know their history, like Tiffany. To summarize: Pope:…

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    Amatriciana PIZZA

    It’s been a rough week, for both personal and political reasons.  I don’t want to think about bad things, like Berlusconi trying to bribe the electorate. I want to think about nice things, like amatriciana pizza. Amatriciana is a quintessential Roman dish. Well, it’s not from Rome, but it is…

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    Election Time in Italy

    Between the pope retiring, and the upcoming elections, Rome is all a flutter. The Pope may be stealing the international spot light, but walk down any street in Rome and all you will see are miles of campaign posters. In my humble, not-at-all eligible to vote opinion, this one is…

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    Why to Visit Pitigliano: Tuscany’s City Built of Tufo

    Pitigliano is a town in Tuscany’s Maremma region that seems to grow spectacularly out of the cliff on to which it is built. The buildings, and the rocky crag for that matter, are all made of tufo or tuff rock. Pitigliano is a major destination in its own right, but it…

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