Category Archives: Italy

StarChefs ICC 2012 – Roberto Caporuscio and Antonio Starita – Deep-fried Traditions: Montanara Pizza

What has allowed the Montanara—a fried, then lightly-baked pizza of Neapolitan origin—to assert itself, as it has in recent years, so strongly in New York City, which already has its own pizza culture? Does its popularity in the Big Apple […]

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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2012

For the past few years, at the end of each year,  I have composed a list of my favorite restaurant meals of of that year. Obviously, this is a totally subjective list based upon my experience at the time and […]

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The Docsconz Top Ten Restaurant Dishes of 2012

2012 was another fabulous year of dining for me highlighted by trips to Italy and Mexico as well as visits through various parts of the United States. I ate very, very well. Here are the dishes that wowed me the […]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Our Grand Finale at La Pergola in Rome

 
My trip to Italy with my son this past spring was full of wonderful highlights and wonderful food. It was fitting that in the land of opera, we finished it with one of the highest notes of all. Rome’s La […]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Old Testaccio Market

The old Testaccio Market was a true old style neighborhood market with plenty of character and great product. My son and I visited it on our last morning in Rome accompanied by our cousin, Ida. It closed for good shortly […]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Rome’s Roscioli

We took a taxi to Salumeria Roscioli, a small restaurant that during the day doubles as a store selling top notch foods. I had heard a lot about this restaurant with nearly everyone telling me this was a must visit […]

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Italy With My Son 2012: Rome is Pazzo

We awoke early and actually left the apartment by 6AM to get the 6:55 ferry out of Rio Marina. We were there for the sunrise. There were only a few cars and people on the ferry. A chocolate croissant was […]

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Sunday Photo – Dancing Ewe Farm Cacciatorini

I’ve become addicted to these supple, peppery aged pork links from the Salumeria at Dancing Ewe Farm. Just pork, salt and black pepper in natural casing are sweet, savory and spicy with a flavor that keeps me slicing more. I […]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Farewell to Il Chiasso and Elba

Sunday evening, our last evening on Elba on this trip, we enjoyed another wonderful dinner at Il Chiasso, but this time the mood was bittersweet. We had had a wonderful visit and were sad to be moving on.
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Next:Sicily – Dinner at a Sicilian Grandmother’s House

The premise was to be a dinner in the home of a Sicilian grandmother. That means abbondanza and amore – plenty of food, cooked with love. As we ate the family style servings at the Kitchen Table of Next: […]

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