Showing posts from January, 2014

In Rome: Bourdain's Cacio e Pepe

Anthony Bourdain's travels have always inspired me both in the kitchen and in travel. Recently while in Rome I sought out Roma Sparita, the restaurant on No Reservations that supposedly served up the best mac n'cheese in Rome. Of course there, it's called cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper), and there it's a fancy sit-down meal in a neighborhood just outside of the center of Rome.

From the Rome Metro I walked 2-3 kilometers to the quiet little restaurant depicted on the show. The dining room is small, less than ten tables both outside and in. It's located in an old fashioned area of quiet cafes and residential housing. Unfortunately I arrived around 3 O'clock, and the place didn't open up till much later (7:30 pm). I did meet the owner, and then had to unfortunately retire back to the center of Rome for other commitments I had made that night.

I later was able to purchase a similar dish nearby my hostel, however regretted not getting to Bourdain's officia…

Domino's Philly Cheese Steak Pizza Recipe

So I'm sure you've seen the commercial where there are two guys watching their big screen television in a stereotypical "male-watching-football game" fashion. The doorbell rings, and the one of the guys goes to answer the door and retrieve his Domino's Philly Cheese-Steak Pizza. Upon first sight he falls in love with the pizza box gazing upon his beautiful pizza in the Delivery man's arms. Then you hear the other guy yell out "hurry up, there is only twenty figurines left!" to which the Domino's guy gives the other guy the "dude, you're like totally queer look." The man standing at the door now frustrated with being emasculated yells back "they're not figurines. they're STATUES!"

Did Domino's realize when they created this advertising which is clearly aimed at masculinity they automatically eliminated perhaps the largest demographic of the pizza eating customer base: women with PMS cravings?

So with the recent…