Green Tomato Jam

In Home Cooked, Indulging, Italy On October 2, 2012 0 Comments

At the end of the September, when in the Italian country they’re picking the tomatoes ripened by the summer sun, the fields offer a delicacy that not everybody… Read More »

World’s Best Sorbets at Via de Gracchi, Rome

In Foodie Tales, Italy On October 1, 2012 0 Comments

Usually the reasons why a gelateria is considered unforgettable are related to its cremes. Luscious chocolates, velvety nut creams, milk and egg concoctions intertwined with nutella, honey or… Read More »

All the 100 Flavors of Claudio Torce’s Gelateria, Rome

In Foodie Tales, Italy On September 27, 2012 0 Comments

If a gelateria were a restaurant there would be many varieties, from fast food to fine dining. If one had to describe Claudio Torce‘s gelateria in Rome, it… Read More »

Ba’ Ghetto Kosher: Dining in the Ghetto in Rome

In Casual Cuisine, Foodie Tales, Italy On September 22, 2012 0 Comments

Among all the ‘ethnic’ foods we miss when we are in Italy, hummus is one of the most craved. Even though Greece is next door, Greek food here… Read More »

Amazed by ‘Torroncino Gelato’ at Passaparola, Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy

In Italy On September 15, 2012 0 Comments

When it comes to gelato flavors, I am always inclined to go for innovation. Maybe it’s because I grew up to the tune of ‘stracciatella’ and ‘fiordilatte’, but… Read More »

Playing Gelato Riddles in Cremona, Italy

In Foodie Tales, Italy, Sweet Tooth On September 7, 2012 1 Comment

On Wednesday mornings, the streets of Cremona are bustling with life. The weekly outdoor market brightens up the city with tens of stands selling fabrics and flowers, cheese… Read More »

Meeting a Gelato Traditionalist at K2, Alghero

In Foodie Tales, Italy On August 30, 2012 0 Comments

Hidden in the center of Alghero, the ancient Spanish town in the north of Sardinia whose center is like a maze, we find K2, one of the many… Read More »

My First Time: “Coppa Gelato” at Isola Rossa, Sardinia

In Foodie Tales, Italy On August 27, 2012 0 Comments

We stop in Isola Rossa on the way home from a gorgeous day at the beach. Ambra and I are extremely burnt; even the sun protruding through the… Read More »

3 Great Places for Traditional Sweets in the North of Sardinia

In Foodie Tales, Italy, Sweet Tooth On August 22, 2012 2 Comments

1. “LI COSI BONI” di Anna Maria Campo, SPSM Santa Maria Coghinas, 07030 (SS), Italy This little pastry laboratory is hidden in the fields that separates the beach… Read More »

The World’s Biggest Antipasto at ‘Golden Gate’, Sardinia

In Casual Cuisine, Foodie Tales, Italy On August 19, 2012 0 Comments

If you ask the locals what’s the best fish restaurant on the north coast of Sardinia they send you to the mountains. Bortigiadas, a tiny town hidden in… Read More »

Gelato at ‘Fiore di Maggio’ in Palau, Italy

In Foodie Tales, Italy On August 14, 2012 0 Comments

I made the 90 kilometer drive on a windy road from Castelsardo to Palau, which is quite frightening, particularly at night when it’s pitch black, and the only… Read More »

The Gelato Maker Who Doesn’t Like Gelato

In Foodie Tales, Italy On August 11, 2012 0 Comments

The first thing I notice is Mirto. An inviting container loaded with a thick and full gelato, blue like the sky. Even though it’s something I’ve never tried,… Read More »