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  • cafe rumi amman
    Coffee Monday

    Cafe Rumi | Amman, Jordan

    At the top of a hill in Jabal Al Weibdeh in Amman, just off of Paris Square, you’ll find the most charming cafe. Cafe Rumi serves espresso drinks, Turkish coffee, all kinds of tea,…

    March 27, 2017
  • Food

    The Best Naples Style Pizza In Chicago

    In Naples, Italy, pizza is heavy on tomatoes and mozzarella, soft in the middle, and charred on the edges. At Spacca Napoli in Ravenswood, it’s exactly the same. The authenticity doesn’t stop with the…

    October 20, 2016
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    Coffee Monday

    What Is a Moka Pot?

    Before moving to Rome, I had never seen a Moka Pot, the aluminum coffee brewer present on every Italian stovetop. The iconic, eight-sided contraption was invented in 1933 by Luigi De Ponti for Alfonso Bialetti’s…

    October 17, 2016
  • best italian chicago

    The Best Cacio e Pepe In Chicago

    Since moving home from Italy a couple of years ago, I have been on the search for the perfect cacio e pepe in Chicago. The Roman dish is seemingly simple, yet so hard to…

    August 16, 2016
  • Cafe San Juan
    Coffee Monday

    Café Cuatro Sombras | San Juan

    After a few hours in San Juan I’m convinced I need to move to Puerto Rico, and Café Cuatro Sombras is one reason why. Stephen and I were walking toward the old part of the city on…

    July 18, 2016
  • spicy sichuan san francisco
    The Best Meals I've Ever Had

    Spicy Sichuan Love Affair

    A recent visit to Sichuan Home in San Francisco sent me into spicy food shock, then ecstasy.  Is there anything better than feasting on a truly amazing meal, especially when it involves trying a new…

    July 1, 2016
  • Perfect Girls Weekend in
    Food Travel

    Perfect Girls Weekend In LA

    Last weekend I wrapped up a month in California with a girls weekend in LA. I had been staying in Oakland when two of my best friends, with detours to Santa Barbara for my…

    June 26, 2016