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The "South Jersey Foodie" is Nicole Pellegrini, sometimes known as sockii. She enjoys life as a writer, artist, webmaster, crafter and avid food-lover living in some of the last vestiges of active farmland in Gloucester County, New Jersey. She shares her home with her partner David, a podiatrist in Woodbury NJ and their six cats: Peanut, Norman, Sammo, Mischief, George and Benny.
I believe in enjoying life - and that includes enjoying as many different kinds and styles of food as possible. I am an omnivore with a personal passion for small, sustainable, ethical farming and natural foods. I have little patience for the "Food Police" or those who advocate that one dietary plan is the only "right" one for everyone. Find your personal balance and conscience; make food a joy in your life - that's my motto.
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Venice is perhaps my favorite place in the world – at least that I’ve so far had the chance to explore. Beautiful, unique, mysterious, she is also home to some incredible food and unique specialties. “Cicchetti” is the Venetian equivalent of tapas, and these small plates are found at numerous traditional bars and osterias throughout the city.
This Center City Italian Eatery Introduces Philadelphia to the Small Plates of Venice
Small plate dining is increasingly popular, and Cichetteria 19 presents it in the form of traditional Venetian bar snacks known as “cichetti.” Review of this Rittenhouse Square-area Italian restaurant.
Italian “Small Plates” Inspired by the Regional Cuisine of Rome, Italy
While Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has no shortage of great Italian restaurants, Marc Vetri’s latest offering, Amis, offers an experience like none other in the city. Inspired by the food of Roman trattorias, Amis concentrates on a style of cooking not often seen in America, where Southern and Northern Italian cuisines have been considerably more popular. With Amis, Vetri has introduced a restaurant which truly captures the experience of dining in Italy, where multiple courses of bruschetta, antipasti, pasta and meats are sampled and enjoyed. Amis has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia, and is a great place to enjoy with a group of friends or family.