Mens Journal

This Easter, Dine Like a Roman

By March 22, 2016 23 comments Permalink

The Italians do Easter very, very well, especially in Rome, where tradition is held close, from week-long processions to the scent of freshly baked Easter breads wafting through the streets. This makes perfect sense considering their whole history with the holiday — and the fact that the home of the Catholic Church happens to be housed within…

Proof You Can Change Your Body in Three Weeks

By March 21, 2016 32 comments Permalink

Editor’s Note: To ensure our 21 Days to Total-Body Fitness plan was effective — and could actually better your health, performance, and body metrics within three weeks — we recruited 47-year-old Men’s Journal contributor Andrew Cotto to test drive it. He was instructed to follow the rules to the letter, but also not to hold…

How Master Distiller Germán Gonzalez Drinks Tequila

By February 25, 2016 37 comments Permalink

Germán Gonzalez’s mission is simple: To get Americans to drink better tequila. “My sense is that Americans are ready for a better product now, something that can be paired with Mexican food, sipped and enjoyed like wine or fine whiskey,” he says. He thinks he’s just the person to bring it. A descendant of the former president, General Manuel Gonzalez, Germán comes…

A More Authentic Italian Experience, in Santo Spirito

By November 11, 2015 55 comments Permalink

While the main thoroughfares of Florence, Italy, continue to overflow with waves of tourists from all over the world, the quaint, narrow quarters of the ancient city increase in appeal to conscientious travelers seeking a more authentic experience. Look no further than the Santo Spirito quarter in the Oltrarno section of the city, south of the…

Of Prosciutto and Panini: The Joys of Florentine Street Food

By September 7, 2015 73 comments Permalink

A tray of small prosciutto panini.Credit: Sofie Delauw / Getty Images When you think of great street food, you probably think of Bangkok, San Francisco, or Tokyo. But Florence? The idea of a grab-and-go meal is at odds with much of the indigenous culture of this Italian capital, where slow meals around the table have been…