Taxi Gourmet | Fasten your seat belt and let the food quest begin…

A taxi driver's quest for the best restaurants in New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin and beyond - driven by the food wisdom of cabbies.

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  • Cefalù Dispatch: Paradiso Lost?

    taxigourmet.com 22 May '15, 11am

    An outdoor screening of Ulysses in Cefalù’s Porta Marina – a climactic scene in ‘Cinema Paradiso’ (1988). Cefalù, Sicily – 2015. “It’s a very beautiful place, a magical place. I remember when we were looking for locations with my scenographer…We arrived here and looked around and imme...

  • In the beginning, there was Parrilla Peña #BuenosAires #steak #drivinghungry

    Buenos Aires Dispatch: In the beginning, there was Parrilla Peña |

    taxigourmet.com 20 May '15, 8am

    On this day in 2007, I attempted my very first taxi adventure in Buenos Aires. At the time, I never imagined it would become the first of many taxi adventures, that it would eventually lead me to New York, to Berlin, to my own taxi license, to so many people and places I couldn’t have...

  • Where to find delicious #streetfood & a rocking lemon granita in Palermo #Sicily #food

    Palermo Postscript: On Street Food & Lemon Granita

    taxigourmet.com 08 May '15, 10am

    The crowd had thinned out by the time I took this picture at Friggitoria Chiluzzo. You never know what treasures you might find when you’re wandering around after a taxi adventure — especially if you’re still hungry. As I was walking away from Trattoria da Salvo, the seafood restauran...

  • "The only beautiful thing about Sicily," said tassista Daniele, "is the weather." Was he sure?

    Palermo Dispatch: The Way to Salvo’s |

    taxigourmet.com 05 May '15, 4pm

    World War II damage in Palermo, Sicily. Photo courtesy Wikimedia commons (public domain). I like to tell people that Sicily is where I’d go to die. From what I’ve seen of the world so far, this island is the closest thing to paradise on earth: it’s the light, it’s the traces of bygone...

  • Where a Lebenskünstler Eats Falafel #Berlin #food #drivinghungry

    Berlin Dispatch: Where a Lebenskünstler Eats Falafel |

    taxigourmet.com 15 May '15, 10am

    Matthias moved to West Berlin, to Kreuzberg, in the mid-1980s — but he’s still not sure you can call him a Berliner. It isn’t the first time I’ve run across this sort of modesty among Germans: I’ve met people who’ve lived here ten, twenty, thirty years who tell me they still don’t kno...

  • Will never forget the one & only taxi adventure w/a lady cab driver in #BuenosAires named Mabel... #taxigourmet #tbt

    Lady Cab Driver

    taxigourmet.com 23 Apr '15, 8pm

    Photo by Flavia Ramos Tennessee Williams said that “Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life.” I would add that a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation o...

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  • On Vietnamese food in #Berlin, and a restaurant resting on its laurels #food

    Berlin Dispatch: Something’s Missing at Onkel Ho |

    taxigourmet.com 21 Apr '15, 9pm

    Pho – beef noodle soup – comes to you already garnished, which takes a lot of the fun out of eating it. (To be fair, this happens at a lot of Vietnamese restaurants in Berlin, but it’s harder to forgive at Onkel Ho, where they’re charging 2 Euros more than most places, and where the b...

  • Behind the Scenes: From Blog to Book

    taxigourmet.com 28 Feb '15, 5pm

    Behind the Scenes: From Blog to Book How did Taxi Gourmet (the blog) lead to Driving Hungry (the book)? In these behind-the-scenes posts, I describe the journey in six parts: Part 1: How I Found My Agent Part 2: How I Wrote My (Nonfiction) Book Proposal Part 3: The Anatomy of the Book...


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