From time to time we come across an article, idea, photo or newsworthy item that we find interesting, and we think you might, too. When that happens, we’ll share it with you here.
An Expert’s Advice on The Best Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Some day we will dine at Quince in San Francisco, and at its more rustic younger sibling and next door neighbor, Cotogna. In the meanwhile, we will trust the recommendations of Chef Michael Tusk, the 2011 James Beard Best Chef, Pacific winner, on these best-in-class sub-dried tomatoes. We’ve added those available to our Due Spaghetti aStore, if you decide you’d like some southern-Italian sun-ripened tomato flavor to get you through these dull winter months.
Welcoming in 2012, Italian style
Take a look at New Year’s Eve celebrations across Italy!
The Colosseum is falling!
Actually, it was only a small piece of rock that, apparently, a pigeon dislodged. That section of the Colosseum is set to undergo renovation, sponsored by Diego Della Valle of the Italian leather goods company, Tod’s. Fortunately, the gladiators have it under control for the time being. Read more in Italian, or English.
The producers of the renowned Super Tuscan Ornellaia wine have created a new website with not just gorgeous photography, but also informative content such as wine ratings and auction values, and interactive features including a wine locator tool, live webcam of the vineyards, and an online reservation system to book a visit to the estate online.
The best food in Rome? There’s an app for that
Download the Eat Rome iPad or iPhone app before your trip. Rome resident and accomplished travel and food writer Elizabeth Minchinelli has compiled a list of her favorite Roman ristoranti, pizzerie, osterie, gelaterie, and more in an easy to use app. Most listings are located in the historical center, making it a helpful resource for visitors wanting to avoid the tourist traps in favor of authentic Roman cuisine.