September 5th, 2012 § § permalink
By the time the year is over, I will have attended five weddings. This breaks my 2008 record, a fact I’m commemorating by wearing all of the same dresses. Or at least the one(s) that still fit(s), a category which shrank significantly after the second wedding, in Spain, where all personal ham consumption records were shattered.
March 10th, 2011 § § permalink
The first time I visited Tim Ho Wan I was alone. The friendly bunch next to me was impressed by my ability to put away the pork buns.
January 3rd, 2011 § § permalink
The Volpetti brothers set up shop in Testaccio in 1973, offering a pan-Italian variety of products, as well as goods from their own kitchens. It’s a beautiful place.
September 25th, 2010 § § permalink
As I began to write about lunch at Noma, it felt a bit like describing a dream, not in the ideal sense (dream job, dream boy), but in the vivid unlikeliness of it all.
August 5th, 2010 § § permalink
Martha Sherpa runs a tight ship.
March 28th, 2009 § § permalink
This has to be one of the most useful signposts in all of Rome, communicating two things every tourist needs to know: How to get to the airport and how to get to the gelato.
March 3rd, 2009 § § permalink
If I need meat, I call Florence.
February 10th, 2009 § § permalink
I’ve eaten at Ippudo at least a dozen times since my first visit last September. The total would be higher if I hadn’t been away much of the fall and Thanksgiving and Christmas. When I’m there, slurping up noodles, all I can think about is when I’ll be able to come back. It’s a weekly thing now.
June 26th, 2008 § § permalink
La Fourchette was busy, as I suspect it always is. Regulars, business people and a few tourists filled the sunny room, and everyone seemed to be ordering fish, which was presented on a heavy platter and then take aside to be fileted. The serveuses ran around, a little harried, but the chaos was controlled and happy.