The non-Italian food club (Mole duranguense)

What is that trick our minds play that we always crave what we can’t have? In Rome, food lovers’ paradise, I keep finding myself on the lookout for great non-Italian food. And I’m not the only one. A couple of months ago at a party, my friend Luis mentioned he…

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Generous helpings (Chicken Keema)

Pakistanis take immense pride in welcoming guests. And welcome I felt during my visit, which was my first and hopefully not my last. I’d like to go back for the people and the food. In fact, these two are closely entwined. Hospitality is so engrained in the culture that people…

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Happy Eid! (Aloo methi)

Today it’s Eid el-Fitr, also in Rome. In most neighborhoods you probably won’t notice anything different, but since I live in the most multicultural area of the city, you can feel it in the air. Eid is the feast to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the month in which Muslims…

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