Orèstorante + Oresteria by Ponza Fish {Where to Eat in Ponza}

7.28.2016

Orèstorante + Oresteria by Ponza Fish {Where to Eat in Ponza}

Orèstorante + Oresteria by Ponza Fish {Where to Eat in Ponza}

This year we decided to spend more than a weekend on the island of Ponza. We had ten luxurious days to explore, nap, swim and eat. One of the places I was most looking forward to revisiting was Orestorante, an elegant and refined restaurant and their casual spinoff, Oresteria.

Octopus {Eating in Rome}

7.21.2016


Octopus Eating in Rome's Monti Neighborhood

Octopus Eating in Rome's Monti Neighborhood

I have a general rule. If I can not see the sea, I don't eat fish. Luckily for me Rome is very close to the sea and we spend just about any free moment we have at the beach, I have plenty of opportunity to dine on fresh seafood.

But, rules are meant to be broken and the other day I broke one of mine and had lunch at Octopus, a new spot in my Monti neighborhood.

How to Summer in Ponza {A Brief Report}

7.14.2016

What to do in Ponza


What to do in Ponza

It is hot hot hot in Italy right now. Mark and I have done what Romans have been doing for centuries and escaped to the seaside.

We are staying on an island called Ponza that sits in the Tyrrenhian sea in between Rome and Naples. The internet it spotty, so this will be brief, but here is a little of how I have been spending my days. If you want to see more of Ponza come on over to my Snapchat and Instagram. 

The Best Cooking Classes in Italy

7.07.2016


The Best Cooking Classes in Italy


The Best Cooking Classes in Italy


One of the questions I get asked a lot is where can I take a cooking class while I am visiting Italy? There are so many choices, you can spend a week in one location and dive deep into a particular regional cuisine or you can set aside a few hours and learn one or two classic dishes and techniques. One of the best parts of taking a cooking class in Italy? You get to eat all of your hard work.

Here are some of favorite cooking classes in Italy.

Gunther Rohegger Gelato {Gelato in Rome}

6.30.2016

Gunther Rohegger I Gelato in Rome

Gunther Rohegger I Gelato in Rome

I have a confession to make. I don't love gelato. Don't get me wrong, I like it just fine, I just don't, like some pals of mine, eat it twice a day love it. All I can say is it is a good thing there is not a frozen custard shop in Rome.

I have kind of a goldilocks thing going on when it comes to gelato. The weather can't be too hot or too cold. I prefer super creamy, clean flavors (have you had gelato made from buffalo milk?) over icier fruitier ones. On one of the first real warm summer days I spent the afternoon at Gunther Rohegger's gelato shop just behind the Pantheon tasting twenty five (yes, you read that correctly 25) different gelato flavors.

Tram Depot {Coffee in Rome}

6.23.2016

Coffee in Rome I Tram Depot

Coffee in Rome I Tram Depot

I have been spending a lot of time on the sleepy Aventine hill these days. It's not my usual neighborhood so it has been fun exploring. There are the not so secret spots like the Knights of Malta keyhole and the Giardini d'Aranci, the place to live out your Grande Bellezza dreams, and the lesser known monastery shop tucked into the grounds of Sant' Anselmo where you can buy soaps, liqueurs and chocolate all made by Benedictine monks and nuns.

Last week I strolled down towards Testaccio, past construction cranes and what remains of the 3rd century BC Servian wall to Tram Depot which sits at the boundary between the two neighborhoods.
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