The Making O’ the Green

On March 17, people the world over will turn their thoughts to all things green. But in Genoa, Liguria, they won’t be thinking about green beer, rather pesto, the home-grown pasta topping made from heaps of basil, olive oil, parmigiana…

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Dining Near the Forum

I recently received an e-mail from an Unofficial Guide reader asking about the best places to dine near the Roman Forum. The Forum “complex,” which includes the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, and Trajan’s Market (and, to a lesser extent,…

Gourmet’s All Italy Issue

Those of you with a subscription to Gourmet magazine – or at least a keen eye at the supermarket checkout – already know that the January 2007 issue of Gourmet is all about Italy. We were thrilled to pick up…