[soliloquy id=”36136″] [dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince opening in 2011, Fiola, Fabio Trabocchi’s modern trattoria in bustling Penn Quarter has been focused on serving high-quality fare that rotates weekly, based on… Read more »

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Boss-man, my former grad school advisor and mentor/brother/friend was in town for a meeting; we met up for a quick glass of bianco at a serious… Read more »

[soliloquy id=”33916″] [dropcap]S[/dropcap]aying you don’t like spaghetti and meatballs immediately makes you a person of interest, as far as I am concerned.  How could anyone not like… Read more »

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]oes the art of home mixology allude you? Does the act of pouring one liquid into another make you lose control of all bodily function? Don’t let… Read more »

A trip to Italy is associated with a delicious, stuff-your-face-with-the-best-food-ever kind of experience. So, participating in a near 7-hour cooking class in Rome delightfully checks a major… Read more »

Many recipes appealed to me in Mike Isabella’s Crazy Good Italian, especially in Chapter 4, Jersey Shore Style: Everything Fried.  Fish fries with black mayo, risotto balls… Read more »

Alla Spina takes Italian ingredients and goes crazy with them.  Not like “your ma beating you in your sleep with a broom” crazy.  More like “getting hit… Read more »

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here are few things in this world more enjoyable than cheese and bacon.  Just ask Paula Deen.  Or better yet, ask Anthony Bourdain. A perfect example of… Read more »

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ot just oozing out of pies anymore, blueberries are now appearing on your meat!  Once used in Italy to keep meat, blueberries are certainly a more creative… Read more »

[soliloquy id=”28929″] [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to is Rome, where modern-day buildings sit atop 2,000-year-old ruins, everyone rides a scooter at break-neck… Read more »