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POSTED: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 12:56 PM
Pappardelle Bolognese, as served at Savona in Gulp Mills. MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer

Pappardelle with Bolognese sauce, a glass of pinot grigio, tiramisu for dessert, and a chaser of limoncello.

That's our dream Italian meal, according to Zagat Survey.

The pollsters have long reported that Italian food is the ethnic cuisine of choice of American diners, and it quizzed its readers on their Italian consumption.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 10:00 PM

Stalin Bedon and Tom Grim, who own the Nomad Pizza Co. shops near South Street and in Hopewell, N.J., closed down, packed up, and flew themselves and longtime staff to Italy for a 10-day eating excursion. It's all about pizza. "We think it is important that our staff gets a taste of the food culture and have a point of reference for pizza," said Grim.

Today's entry is by Grim.


Part 8. Tuesday, Jan. 29.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 3:48 PM

Celery water and sparkling wine collide, mint mingles with grapefruit juice, and all of this bubbly goodness is broken down in a winter cocktail tutorial – courtesy of Guy Smith, the 12-year bar manager behind the new cocktail menu at Fork restaurant in Old City.

In October, restaurant owner Ellen Yin revamped the food menu by hiring chef Eli Kulp. But the culinary upheaval did not stop there. Smith went to work behind the bar as a mad mixologist “re-envisioning classics” and concocting a few belly-warming creations of his own.

The result is 10 nameless cocktails divided into three categories – bubbly, citrus and spirituous. Rather than relying on clever titles like a Fork Lift, the updated cocktail menu encourages inquiry by only listing ingredients.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 10:00 AM

Chef Regis Jansen stepped down from Rex 1516 because his cystic fibrosis took a turn for the worse.

Rex 1516 owners want to do something, and so they are selling a cocktail whose proceeds - 100 percent - are going to MANNA, the nonprofit that prepares meals for people with special needs. Jansen is a MANNA client.

Working with Art in the Age, Rex 1516 offers a Snappy Pamplemousse ($10), which blends AITA 'sSnap, Combier Pamplemousse Rose, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, fresh orange juice, and angostura bitters.

POSTED: Monday, January 28, 2013, 9:18 PM

Stalin Bedon and Tom Grim, who own the Nomad Pizza Co. shops near South Street and in Hopewell, N.J., closed down, packed up, and flew themselves and longtime staff to Italy for a 10-day eating excursion. It's all about pizza. "We think it is important that our staff gets a taste of the food culture and have a point of reference for pizza," said Grim.

Today's entry is by Grim.

Part 7. Some of us traveled by train to Modena, home of the Hombre Parmesan Reggiano Farm. It was cold and rainy in Rome today when we left and it was snowing in Modena all day.

POSTED: Monday, January 28, 2013, 3:14 PM
On Friday, February 1, the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund will host its 6th Annual Wine in Winter event at the Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center from 7:00-11:00 p.m. (http://dolanfund.org)

On Friday, Feb. 1, the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund (KAMDF) will host its 6th Annual Wine in Winter event at the Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center (1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422) from 7:00-11:00 p.m.

Tickets are $100 per person. Attendees will sample wines, premium beers, spirits and complimentary foods provided by local restaurants, beverage suppliers, and caterers. There will also be a silent auction and raffles for a 46-inch TV, an "instant" wine cellar, and a restaurant “bonanza.”

The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund is an advocate for families with seriously ill, physically and cognitively challenged, and severely injured children nationwide through information and education.

POSTED: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 11:03 PM

Stalin Bedon and Tom Grim, who own the Nomad Pizza Co. shops near South Street and in Hopewell, N.J., closed down, packed up, and flew themselves and longtime staff to Italy for a 10-day eating excursion. It's all about pizza. "We think it is important that our staff gets a taste of the food culture and have a point of reference for pizza," said Grim.

Today's entry is by Grim.


POSTED: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10:15 PM

Stalin Bedon and Tom Grim, who own the Nomad Pizza Co. shops near South Street and in Hopewell, N.J., closed down, packed up, and flew themselves and longtime staff to Italy for a 10-day eating excursion. It's all about pizza. "We think it is important that our staff gets a taste of the food culture and have a point of reference for pizza," said Grim.

Today's entry is by Grim.


Day 5. Our group went to what is considered by many to be the best pizza in Naples, Pizzeria Sorbillo.

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