"At the Table"

At the Povero Diavolo (Poor Devil). Piergiorgio Parini's cuisine , the territory through a contemporary still.

Here I am once again climbing this section of the Apennines that looks down towards the Adriatic Sea. It's obvious that one is unlikely to end-up in Torriana by accident, you must want to come, deci   [...]

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Osteria Tutto Qua: a wine bar and restaurant in the heart of Rome's Monteverde.

        The Osteria Tutto Qua, in the Monteverde neighbourhood, is a small establishment created by Renato Grossi and Ivano Viali's passion.  “Tutto Qua!”   [...]

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Ristorante Il Consorzio. The Italian Modern Trattoria in Turin.

    Often people who do not know Turin well may get the impression it's cold: because of its austerity, of its straight and flat roads or of the difficulty to start a conversation with o   [...]

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Saint Hubertus: the Alpe's strength

I have an amazing tarte tatin in front of me, pure pleasure with its crunchy and old-fashioned pastry and that caramelized flavour that reminds me of lunches of the past and good clothes:   [...]

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Civitella del Tronto, a citadel suspended in time, is home to Hotel Zunica 1880

The Hotel Zunica 1880 is witness to how Daniele Zunica wanted a restaurant that merged contemporary cuisine while respecting tradition. The fourth generation to manage the family hot   [...]

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Il Sanlorenzo in Rome: form and substance

Don't be fooled by the name, which nonetheless has a meaning: in the historic centre of Rome at a stone's throw from the noisy Campo dè Fiori and from the traffic congested Corso Vi   [...]

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The Reale of Niko Romito and the red meat of a lamb by the ancient and shameless taste

  I had not been to Castel di Sangro for a while, too long for someone like me who has followed Niko throughout his career, from when he was still young at his first attempts in the kitchen of   [...]

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Bottega Sarra since 1932. Tradition and creativity between old Terracina and the sea.

        Luigi, Oreste and Mimma Sarra are the kind of people that once you have met them, you do not want to be separated for too long. There are many reasons. Firs   [...]

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Antica Osteria del Mirasole:Franco Cimini and the emilian culinary tradition. Extremely modern.

    There is much talk about tradition today, blablabla and madamethemarchioness, by know-it-all and unbearable windbags, ranging between those who defend their grandmother's cooking and   [...]

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The Vecchia Marina: the best fish trattoria on the Adriatic coast

    A salty breeze, sea-spray in your hair, the smell of beach-towels that has remained the same since I can remember, simplicity and quietness: if I think about the sea, these are the i   [...]

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Le Colline Ciociare: the laboratory of artisan cook Salvatore Tassa

“Salvatore Tassa – Cook” is engraved on the plaque that you will find at the entrance of a pink building that houses "Le Colline Ciociare" and dominates the valley below.   [...]

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Osteria Santo Stefano: the extraordinary normality of italian provinces

Piacenza has the scent of the North of Italy, of bourgeois solidity and hard-working wealth. It has clean and spacious roads, ancient and modern buildings, churches and squares. I arrived on a mark   [...]

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La Gatta Mangiona: the pizza gourmet ground-breaking is in Rome.

Neapolitan pizza or Roman Pizza? Which is best and, more to the point, where does one go to eat it? The solution is somewhere in between and can be found in Rome's Monteverde neighbourhood, in a v   [...]

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La Rosetta

  Forget about the multi-coloured scene that everyday takes place in the nearby Piazza del Pantheon between gladiators, pedlars selling small reproductions of the Colosseum or flying toys; for   [...]

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La Bandiera: the Spadone family, the Abruzzo and an extraordinary gourmet table.

  La Bandiera (the Italian for flag) flutters on a crest between the Majella and Gran Sasso Mountains: one doesn’t come here by chance, as the trip to get here is a journey set in the co   [...]

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The New Italian Southern Cuisine. Frank Rizzuti, or the southern way to the Michelin's star.

  In this part of the world we believe in NSC (New Southern Cuisine), in the real possibility that this area can become protagonist thanks to pans, cookers, products and artisans. The south i   [...]

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stazione di posta - roma

    The features necessary to achieve success are all here: a pop-chic neighbourhood (Testaccio), a minimal location set inside a beautiful example of industrial archaeology (the former sl   [...]

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La Tenda Rossa in Palermo: a small trattoria offering serious cuisine in the Sicilian tradition.

For someone like me, who was born in Palermo, going to eat in this trattoria is like turning back the hands of time. The flavours are those of the traditional recipes of the past. The only menu is a s   [...]

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The Osteria Bottega in Bologna. The emotional table of Daniele Minarelli.

Bologna's name alone is enough to bring back to mind rich feasts of traditional dishes, while taking shelter under the comforting porticoes. And right here, under one of these porticoes above susp   [...]

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La Capanna: a tavern with a kitchen

The lands at the delta of the Po River are a creation of man and if it weren’t for the water pumps that pump water incessantly day and night here there would be no fields and embankments, bu   [...]

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Romeo “Chef & Baker”, Rome.

It’s called Romeo, it reads “chef and baker”, it’s pronounced Roscioli e Glass: a single venue with many souls that bring to life this modern gastronomy haven in the Prati ne   [...]

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Osteria Francescana, Modena

The Osteria Francescana  is constantly moving: I was last here approximately one month ago and I am now choosing from a menu that offers many completely new dishes. The dining room runs as sm   [...]

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