New Year’s Eve and the Roman Holiday Spread

For those who want to set aside all the exotic and highly-sought-after recipes for a bit [...]

Christmastime in Roman Cuisine

The traditional Roman spread for both dinner on Christmas Eve and lunch on Christmas Day included [...]

SPICES, FRAGRANCES AND ROMAN CUISINE

At the time of the Roman Empire, fragrances and spices were used to enhance dining pleasure. [...]

Garlic and onions in the cuisine of Rome

Onions and garlic, with their strong genuine flavours, are key ingredients of the dishes of the [...]

Traditional desserts of the month of November: fave dolci or fave dei Morti

The tradition of eating broad beans to remember the dead goes far back in time – [...]

The Roman-Jewish cuisine

Visible signs of the millennial presence in Rome of Jewish culture is found in the cuisine [...]

“CONDIMENTI” AND ROMAN CUISINE: LARD, BACON-FAT, PORK CHEEK AND OLIVE OIL

Until just a few decades ago, lard was one of the key ingredients of authentic Roman-style [...]

Gnocchi del Giovedì

The famous “Ottobrate Romane” were outings that usually took place out-of-town, referred to as “fuori porta”, [...]

The Roman-Jewish cuisine – 2nd meeting

Second meeting dedicated to the Roman Jewish cuisine and its strong link with the tradition that [...]

PIZZUTELLA GRAPES

Fruit occupies a very important place in traditional Roman cuisine, featuring in many dishes. In her [...]

Figs

Fruit, and in particular, figs were of considerable importance in Ancient Roman culinary tradition As Cato [...]

Peperoni d’agosto (august peppers)

Traditionally, Romans have always been very keen on market garden produce, providing the essential ingredients for [...]

“Anguria” or “cocomero”? (the watermelon)

This refreshing and popular fruit has many names. So, let’s start with these! The most appropriate [...]

Street food

A quick gastronomic break, enjoyed al fresco. Street food has become the latest tasty trend, but [...]

Fruit gelato

Artisan gelato, a fascinating history of the fusion of cultures. The tradition From the Egyptians to [...]

SAUTé LUPINS OR JACKNIFE-CLAMS

The traditional cuisine of Rome includes very many seafood or fish recipes. Ever since the Roman [...]

Spaghetti with tellinas

The sand along Rome’s coastline presents a rather particular quality and grain size which, between Passoscuro [...]

STRAWBERRIES

In Ancient Rome, this delicious fruit was traditionally a part of the festivities in honour of [...]

Ortaggi che passione: i carciofi!

The Romans conquered the world marching on a stomach full of beans, ewe’s milk cheese and [...]

Roman broad beans with pig’s jowls

The first day of the month of May has always been a feast day for Romans [...]
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