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Eat | Dinner

Parm • Manhattan

You go to Parm for something with melted cheese on it just as it’s namesake, and virtually any New York food press, will tell you. This is true. The eggplant parm is the best we’ve ever had. This in no way shuns the veal and chicken versions. (We prefer to skip the meatball parm. Italian...

Eat | Sweet

Brooklyn Cupcakes

This past Sunday was NYC’s annual Puerto Rican day parade. Arguably the biggest and best parade of the summer in my opinion. Interestingly, all the flags and Boriquan pride reminded me it was a good time to eat some cupcakes. There has been a fantastic new comer to the overexposed, uber trendy...

Travel | Europe

Italian Woman Shows Me The Ropes

Forking Tasty – On a Farm Outside Rome from Anthony Anello on Vimeo. I took a tour and explored the catacombs just outside the city of Rome and after they brought us to a farm for some cooking lessons. We were making Gnocchi that day and the eatin was good. I had a lot of fun watching this...

Finally Good Italian Food After 4 Months

Forking Tasty – Philippe’s, San Diego from Anthony Anello on Vimeo. It has been a while since I have had some good italian food. When we port in San Diego there is an information booth across the street and I went in to get a map to Little Italy and asked for some recommendations. I...

First Day Off The Ship

Casa Tua – Aruba from Anthony Anello on Vimeo. Diabetic Blood Sugar Count Pre-meal: 119 | Post-meal (1 hour): 95 | Insulin: 5 Units My first time getting off the ship since I arrived was Aruba. We were there from the afternoon to late night so it gave me some time to go to the beach and get...

Eat | Dinner

Frankly, All I Want is a Polpettone

When you spend 3 years aimed at one goal it is extremely important to recognize the milestones you reach while on your journey to that end. There is arguably no better way to celebrate these events with a great meal. The memory recall of a delicious meal can be savored for years. You know what I...

Travel | Journey

Italian Food In China…Never Again!

In Sanya China our goal was to hit the beach for a little while. We got in a cab and the cabby was supposed to take us to a close beach. The cabby kept driving and driving and driving. We must have passed about 4 beaches and we still were not where he was thinking of taking us. Finally we had him...

Sandwich Buzz

You can’t hate a job that takes you into the heart of San Francisco, buys you a sandwich and lets you “work” in the park over looking the bay for an afternoon. That’s what went down a few days ago as the Buzz Team and I started work on our next set of BIG ideas. This video...

Travel | Europe

Fondue Fakeout

It was a holiday weekend and I headed up to Quebec City to meet Kelsey for 3 days. The Eurodam had a rare double over night and we took advantage. Quebec City is a fun little town with lots of restaurants, galleries, bars, clubs, a huge fort, and a lot of shopping. It was a beautiful day to just...

Defiantly Delicious Dessert – Dover

La Via Romana – Dover England from Anthony Anello on Vimeo. It was a really nice afternoon in Dover England and for some reason there was no shuttle from the ship to town so we had to walk. It was a nice day out so it was ok. When we got to town we found a small pub and relaxed outside with...

Friday afternoon in the Bronx

Mike’s Deli from Anthony Anello on Vimeo. It was a perfect Friday afternoon and two friends of mine had planned to spend the day at The Bronx Zoo. It’s been a really really really long time since I had been there. I actually don’t even remember it at all. Apparently that is where I got...

Eat | Home Cooking

Mexican Lasagna

As a guest in the LeBright’s house they wanted to cook me up a LeBright special. Erica wanted to make something easy but something that I have never had before. When she mentioned Mexican Lasagna I was definitely curious. What could that be? Lasagna noodles with Mexican ingredients. Hmmm,...

Eat | Lunch

Jury Duty

I got back from the ship in July and came home to a summons for Jury duty in my stack of mail. Oops! I called and they told me to come in Monday. This is a very long day of pure boredom, as most of you know who have gone through this process, and when we braked for lunch I thought I should treat...

Travel | Europe

London Italian

I was looking for a quick hit one day in London and every pub and restaurant was either no longer serving or not yet serving. I walked past an Italian restaurant that had a small sandwich shop next to it. I walked a few blocks more before deciding to return and order a salami and cheese on a roll. ...

Vapiano reunion

Vapiano is a “fast food” Italian joint that I discovered three years ago while living in Berlin. Graciously called The Vap, Jen and I frequented the establishment at least 5 times a week during our Berlin days. The last port of call on the ship was to the small town of Kiel Germany. To...

Eat | Home Cooking

Making Mom Happy

It seems that in recent years my mother has acquired quite the penchant for Osso Buco, the Italian peasant food that is now a top priced menu item. If you as her she will tell you she has always loved it. Regardless, If a restaurant has it on the menu we are there. It doesn’t matter what the...