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A Foodie In Venice

September 04 , 2015 by Kristin Vukovic - in Around Town

On my birthday, with 24 hours to spend in Venice, I did what any foodie would do: I scheduled a food tour. What better way to usher in a new year than an afternoon spent nibbling on fresh Venetian fare? Venice, a group of 118 islands with approximately 56,000 residents in total, is home to many culinary inventions: the bellini, white peach puree mixed with […]

Prova means “to try” in Italian. It also refers to the period of time it takes for dough to rise. The double meaning is appropriate for Chelsea’s new pizza haven, which occupies a spot on Eighth Avenue where two restaurants in the past two years have failed. “The third time is the charm,” says Francesco Settanni, refilling my wine glass. He winks. “We’re trying.” New […]

“When I was little, I was not a great eater,” said Massimo Bebber, Executive Chef at Sirio Ristorante in The Pierre Hotel in New York City. “I was really picky—plain pasta, plain chicken meat, nothing else.” When he was 6 or 7, his grandmother placed a huge plate of osso buco in front of him. “I looked at her, like, ‘Me? You think I’m going to eat […]

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