• Sunday Pasta Crespelle al Radicchio 640

    Sunday Pasta®: Crespelle al Radicchio

    How radicchulous! How little we know about radicchio, that is. Simply radicchulous. I've always favored bitter to sweet, hence my penchant for espresso and dark chocolate. So naturally, I gravitate to radicchio which is a... Read More »

  • Sunday Pasta Fettuccine alla Papalina 640

    Sunday Pasta®: Fettuccine alla Papalina (Prosciutto and Egg)

    Legend has it that this dish was originally made in Rome for Pope Pius XII, and thus named for his little "papalina" (skullcap). Nothing against Pius, but this little papalina is for Francis. Why? Well, these days he seems to... Read More »

  • Sunday Pasta Ravioli di Mozzarella 640

    Sunday Pasta®: Ravioli di Mozzarella

    I've just completed a groundbreaking, decades-long scientific study, double-blind, placebo-controlled, and peer reviewed. The irrefutable results are in. Look for me on the front page of the New York Times. In my study, I... Read More »

  • Sunday Pasta Penne Strascicate 640

    Sunday Pasta®: Penne Strascicate (Meat Sauce)

    What a drag, man. What a drag. I use this expression a lot, as if I'm living in 1973. This week, I got stuck on a winding road behind a slow-moving Prius driver talking on a cell phone. "What a drag," I thought.  And then a day... Read More »

Dining Out

  • La Bionda

    Fratelli La Bionda

    La Bionda is the Italian restaurant and pizzeria in the heart of Kreuzberg Bermannkiez.  The pasta, pizza... Read More »

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    Bocca Di Lupo

    This restaurant opened in 2008 and has received various awards and accolades for its stripped-down, honest,... Read More »