All the single ladies: 5 cafès loved by women in Bologna

I hate gender stereotypes, but it’s a fact that every time I step into one of these lovely (see? The chosen adjective already tells a lot) places I can’t help noticing that the percentage of women is about 80%, at least. So, here are 5 cafes and bars and salons de thé where you can go to … More All the single ladies: 5 cafès loved by women in Bologna

The gentle wave of vegan gourmets: Radici and Botanica Lab

I’m not a fan of gentrification and globalization and when it comes in the shape of food trends I’m not particularly excited. However, if following a food hype means enriching the city’s menu, then I’m all for it. In particular, vegan and vegetarian places, despite being a steadily growing trend in Bologna too, were in strong … More The gentle wave of vegan gourmets: Radici and Botanica Lab

Potatoes, potatoes… what’s with Bologna and chips?

I know I’m supposed to only write about what I like or consider worth experiencing, but observing is in my blood and noticing useless stuff meaningful details even more so. Therefore I really can’t help wondering about this explosion of little takeaways only devoted to potatoes, particularly fried potatoes. It began about a year ago, when I noticed the … More Potatoes, potatoes… what’s with Bologna and chips?

Soul food served with love and shyness: Sham, first Syrian take away in Bologna

«Yes, from Damasco.» Smiles, goes back to pouring hummus into my plate. «I arrived in Bologna two years ago.» He’s tall with huge eyes.  «There’s only six Syrian families in this town.» And that’s as far as my conversation with the man behind the counter of Sham will go. Opened at the beginning of July, Sham is … More Soul food served with love and shyness: Sham, first Syrian take away in Bologna