Pomodori Ripieni di Riso con Patate (RECIPE)

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When I was young, my mom and dad would often take my sister and I out strolling around Rome, showing us all of the different monuments and we would simply take in all the beauty that surrounded us. Coming from the suburbs, we would drive through the greenest parts of Rome, and then finally start seeing the big marble statues and the ancient buildings. Now that I’m older and think back to those days, I realize why I love Rome so much. Because my love for it, is truly deep-rooted. Besides the breathtaking monuments and the busy cobble-stoned streets, there’s one other thing that I remember loving as a child. In Rome, we have something which I have yet to see matched in other cities around the world. All of our best classic and traditional dishes are not only available when you sit at a restaurant table. And, if you are on the go or on your own, a sit down restaurant will probably not be your first choice. In that case, Italians would opt for a tavola calda. This word literally translates to ‘hot table’ and it is a buffet-like intimate cafeteria, but with all the best Italian food available. Keep reading this post...

How to Celebrate Carnevale in Rome

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When you are talking about a good city to spend the Carnival season in, Rome probably isn’t the first one off your lips. Why should it be when cities like Rio de Janeiro and nearby Venice host the season’s main attractions. But though Rome may not put on its party mask with the same fervour as Keep reading this post...

Ragu alla Bolognese Sauce (RECIPE)

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While we’ve had an unseasonably warm lead into winter in Rome, the cooler, and eventually colder months of the year have inevitably lead to shorter days, flannel sheets, and most importantly, the heavenly ragu’ alla bolognese. A hearty filling sauce, the earliest record of the ragu’ was published in 1891 by Italian chef Pellegrino Artusi Keep reading this post...