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Mangiamo! Part 9: The Best Panino in Rome

I’m leaving you for a week to play with my daughter Kate, but before I go, I want you to taste the best panino (sandwich) in Rome (perhaps in the whole world!): the porchetta panino from one of the food stands … Continue reading

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Mangiamo! Part 8: A Sardinian Feast at Il Drappo

Those of you who grew up in Coos Bay remember the umbellularia californica, the rare species of myrtle tree found only on the southern coast of Oregon and the northern coast of California. Myrtlewood factories along the south coast sell furniture, tableware, … Continue reading

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Mangiamo! Part 7: Something’s Fishy

As some of you have gently reminded me, I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks because I’ve had computer problems and visitors. I have many adventures to share with you, but I know you like to read about food, so today … Continue reading

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Mangiamo! Part 6: The Palace of Cold

If I were stranded on an island anywhere—hot or cold—and I had to choose one food to eat, I would choose ice cream, hands down. Obviously here in the land of gelato, I couldn’t be happier! But until last night … Continue reading

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Mangiamo! Part 5: A Bar Is not a Bar

For a month or so, I’ve talked so much about going to bars in Rome that you probably think I’m an alcoholic. Well, I do like my vino and prosecco, and a Spritz Aperol is downright delicious, but when I … Continue reading

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Mangiamo! Part 4: Ristorante Paris

Yesterday I had pizza di patate for lunch—potato pizza, which is simply thinly sliced potatoes with rosemary and onion baked to a light crisp on top of pizza dough. Many pizza lovers rave about pizza di patate, but I thought … Continue reading

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Mangiamo! Part 3: Pizza

I’m on a quest to find the perfect pizza. That will be a tough challenge, but I’m confident that I’m up to it. I went through a several-year spell in which I only tolerated pizza, but I came to my … Continue reading

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