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Mangiamo 2007: Da Enzo

In Rome we stayed in Trastevere, which is a hip, bohemian hotspot on the other side of the Tiber, near Vatican City. It's a great neighborhood, sorta Williamsburgish, lively at all hours of the night- lots of bars, clubs and restaurants.For my last supper in Italy, I wanted a typical...

Mangiamo 2007: Bar del Cappuccino

There's nothing like walking into a coffee shop that makes the best cup of coffee EVER. That's what happened in Rome- we happened to walk into Bar del Cappucino, without a clue that the barrista is a middle aged man named Luigi Santoro, who has won countless number of prizes...

Mangiamo 2007: Enoteca Corsi

For not really having any premeditative restaurant agenda, Matt and I did really well in Rome. The city's such a maze, that it's best not to have your heart set on any one restaurant- you'd just get frustrated going around in circles looking for it. We were walking around towards...

Mangiamo 2007: Campo dei Fiori

Located right next to the Jewish Ghetto, and near Piazza Navona in Rome, Campo dei Fiori is a glorious outdoor food market. I'm just reading on Wiki that it's been open every morning, since 1869! Imagine that! Here's Maria, founder of the market. Kidding (but you know she's been here...

Mangiamo 2007: When in Rome, Drink a Bud

The best thing to do in Rome is to just walk around aimlessly. You'll stumble upon Bernini fountains, majestic cathedrals, and random marble columns and arches that have been around for thousands of years. This is my little lunch on Janiculum Hill, snuggled between Vatican City and Trastevere. Just me,...

Mangiamo 2007: Spanish Home Cooking

Marta really is like a sister to me, and her family has always welcomed me warmly and treated me like a part of the family whenever I went to visit them in Cadiz, the south western tip of Andalucia.It was a wonderful surprise when I found out that her parents...

Mangiamo 2007!: 24 Hours in Madrid

Stopped off in Madrid for one night to see my dear friends Marta and Jose. Marta and I lived together in Padova, and she's like a sister to me.But first, let's talk airplane food. I took Iberia both back and forth from NY, and here are just some few points...