Author: Nicholas VonSchantz-Ricci

Travel, Unconventional Eats

Pasta’s Etruscan Ancestor: Testaroli

Among the many virtues of the cuisine of Italy is it’s unmatched simplicity. Despite all the gastronomic innovations taking place worldwide, many can agree that the most satisfying dishes to come out of Italian kitchens are those consisting of straightforward, seasonal ingredients that are prepared using traditional methods. The concept of simplicity may be most […]

Travel, Unconventional Eats

A Collage of Collagen: Soppressata Toscana

Stepping into a panini shop in Italy is a truly remarkable experience for any food-inclined individual. Despite not being elegant in the slightest, many of the most widely-renowned panini purveyors have their own unique character that distinguish them from their competition. For one eatery, that character may stem from their chalkboard menu and decades-old surroundings. […]

New Hampshire, Restaurant Reviews, Unconventional Eats

Crepes the Vietnamese Way at Sun Asian Bistro

Few nations have had a greater influence on the culinary world than France, a country that serves as the origin of innumerable world-renowned chefs, highly-treasured dishes and widely used culinary techniques. Amid all the complex dishes and exotic ingredients that comprise French cuisine lies what may be among the most quintessentially French dish: the crepe. […]

New Hampshire, Restaurant Reviews, Unconventional Eats

Pressed For Time Gives Gas Station Eats New Meaning

Gas stations and Breakfast are two concepts that seldom mix well. The standard food options rarely extend beyond average-quality snacks in a convenience store setting. There might be a Dunkin’ Donuts, but that is the best you can possibly hope for. When the standard is that low, finding anything else often seem like a godsend. […]

New Hampshire, Restaurant Reviews, Unconventional Eats

Poutine: Is it Worth Eating?

Despite its French-Canadian origins, poutine feels like a distinctly American dish. A plate of deep fried potatoes covered with cheese curds and gravy makes for an item that has gained nationwide acceptance as an over-the-top comfort food. Nowadays, eateries of all calibers are eager to feature it on their menus. Diners, pizzerias, pubs and even […]