New York City – True Sicilian Is Hard to Find

You may know what Italian food is in general, but a select few can actually point a finger on what Sicilian cuisine stands for. Having visited Sicily last December, I can give you a quick rundown of what you are looking for: culturally diverse, passionate, fresh, abundant, and rich food. Think of Sicily’s soils, one…

Finale Ligure, Italy – Blissful Fish on the Coast

Hidden down a little alley off the main streets in Finale Ligure is Sapore di Mare, a traditional, family owned, Italian seafood restaurant. Sitting opposite the fish shop owned by the same family, the restaurant’s menu is handwritten, changed everyday according to the day’s catch. You can speak to the chef who will personally recommend…

Porto Venere, Italy – Venus’ Place

Porto Venere, as the name says, is Venus’ place. A dreamy, small locality in the Liguria region, close to La Spezia (from where you can easily take a bus in Via Chiodo Giardini) it is popular for its small convoluted streets and its Church Peter the Apostle, where a legend says it was built on the temple of Venus. Let’s…

New York City – Ribalta Brings the Heart of Naples to Manhattan

If you are still thinking about how delicious the pizza in Naples was, then you need to head to Ribalta, a Neapolitan, stylish pizzeria near NYC’s central square Union Square, sit down and enjoy their deliciously authentic menu. The owner, Rosario Procino previously launched the other famous NYC pizzeria Keste’ and then left to partner…

Italy – Como’s Hidden Gem

If you find yourself in the Como Lake area, you will not have trouble eating well. But if you are like us and want to feel at home eating authentic regional Lombardy food, you will have to stop by Patrizia & Massimo. The Car to Farm team arrived on a sunny weekend in July, hungry…

New York City – Enjoy Italian Food, Gluten-Free

If you are celiac or any degree near that on the allergy spectrum, you will feel blessed when you finally run into Senza Gluten. This New York City restaurant not only serves a 100% gluten-free menu, but the whole place is gluten-free itself. There are many things that I personally like about this place: location, menu,…

Brooklyn – Homemade Like the Homeland

In the 1950’s and 60’s Park Slope was dominated by Italian families and their influence still thrives today in neighborhood institutions like Russo’s Mozzarella & Pasta. At Russo’s you can grab any picnic supplies your heart desires, or have their Sandwich Artisans do the work for you. The store celebrates the best of Italian food…

Brooklyn – Italian Sweet Treats

“L’Albero dei Gelati puts its heart and soul into what it creates and nature does the rest.” For the best gelato, navigate through the bustling, hip, young families of Park Slope to L’Albero dei Gelati.  In 2013 they brought the family business to Brooklyn from Lombardy, Italy. They make all of their gelato by hand…

Brooklyn – Pizza Under the Bridge

There is absolutely no shortage of pizza in New York City. In the early 1900’s the Italians came over to America and brought the culinary heat with them. And thank goodness those ambitious paesans did! You could say there’s a lot of competition in the pie game. But if you find yourself in DUMBO (which…

Galway • Anything But Boring Cuisine

So you’ve spent some time in Ireland and eaten your fair share of traditional Irish food? You’ve devoured delicious stews, pies, fresh fish, flapjacks and let’s not forget the spuds (AKA ‘potatoes’ to us non-Irish) but it’s time to ditch the delicacies and enjoy some alternative cuisines done fabulously in this small but cultured city… First…