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Boast of Roman food: Pasta alla Carbonara

Impossible to leave Rome without tasting Pasta alla Carbonara. Absolutely impossible to approach one dish done with bacon instead of guanciale (pork cheek meat). Certainly, Pecorino Romano cheese. Mixed or not with Parmigiano Reggiano (or at least in more quantity then pecorino). Absolutely prohibited to taste a Carbonara dish with strings of melted cheese or visible […]

Sorbetto or Sorbet: we’re all in love with you!

Are you missing Rome and its flavours? Sorbet will make you feel here in a snap, try our recipe. This is the most refreshing gelato you can try. During summer season, local people never miss to enjoy this ice-cream style. Sorbet is above all, a water-based gelato. Preferably made with fresh fruit, or coffee. With a […]

Best Roman bakeries and the art of making bread

Bakeries in Rome: a little bit of history Beginning of Roman age Roman people did not have bread, they used to eat a kind of focaccia named “puls” and made with an ancient variety of spelt flour. Spelt in ancient Latin was named Farrus, so the word “farina” is probably coming from this recipe. Differently […]

How to reach Rome from the airport and back

How to reach Rome from the airport and vice versa, many foodies ask us. No stress! There are may ways: the best choice depends on the location of your hotel, how many people are in your group, arrival time. Firstly, take note that Rome is served by two different airports: Fiumicino (located west side) and […]

Gnocchi alla romana: the original recipe

Gnocchi alla romana: how to make it An easy recipe for an impressive dish that can be prepared in advance for a great dinner with guests! Gnocchi always scares a lot of people, because it’s said that they’re not easy to make, but this “gnocchi” is not like that made with potatoes or ricotta: it […]

Boast of Italian traditional food: pappa al pomodoro

Pappa al pomodoro: the original recipe The dish has ancient origins, although it became famous because of Il Giornalino di Gian Burrasca (1911) and the song Viva la pappa col pomodoro. Ingredients 500 g (about 2 cups) peeled tomatoes, chopped 250 g (about 1/2 lb) stale bread (preferably Tuscan bread), cut into smallish pieces 1 […]

Boast of Italian traditional food: pesto alla genovese

Pesto alla genovese: the original recipe  A marvel of simplicity, pesto is a celebrated treasure of Mediterranean cuisine. If you’re lucky enough to experience this jewel of Liguria, sitting comfortably on the terrace of a local restaurant in any village by the sea, it would be unforgettable, dream-like even. Ingredients 100 gr of fresh Genovese […]

10 white wines to try before you leave Italy

Are you coming to Italy? Are you looking forward to tasting Prosecco and Chianti? Be open mind and you will be incredibly surprised! In this shortlist I want to recommend the best 10 Italian white wines to my foodie friends traveling all over the country. Surely, it does not include the great variety of Italian […]

Boast of Italian traditional food: melanzane alla parmigiana

Melanzane alla parmigiana: the traditional recipe Parmigiana di melanzane has its origin in southern Italy. The original recipe is a great way to serve aubergines. By layering them with Parmesan and tomatoes and then baking them you get an absolutely moreish, scrumptious vegetable dish. Ingredients 2 pounds (about 2 medium-sized) eggplant 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive […]

What to do and where to eat in Rome: Giardino degli Aranci

Giardino degli Aranci: The orange garden of Rome A little bit of history The orange garden of Rome takes the name from the bitter orange trees growing there. It extends over the area of an ancient fortress built near the Basilica of Santa Sabina. The Church, owned by the Savelli family between 1285 and 1287,  was […]