In Central Italy, especially Lazio and Tuscany, it’s usual to serve a plate of biscotti after a meal, instead of dessert. These biscuits are inevitably dipped in wine or a liqueur; in Tuscany they are dipped in Vin Santo (holy wine). Today’s biscuit recipe is something that would go well with limoncello. They are best […]
Because we can’t do Food Tours at the moment, we thought instead we might present some of the food we are cooking here in Rome, while the nation is in lockdown. Btw…. the word “quarantine” comes from the Italian quaranta giorni. (40 days), the period of time the Venetians kept ships suspected of carrying diseases […]
Rome’s favourite vegetable, the artichoke, is at the end of its season, but I just had to cook them once more, because we won’t see them again until September. The most famous artichoke dish in Rome is Jewish Fried Artichokes, deliciously crunchy on the outside, soft and melting on the inside. Roman Style Artichokes are […]
Don’t forget you can fill your water bottle up at one of the 2500 ‘Nasone’ fountains throughout the city. The cast iron fountains ceaselessly spurt cold drinking water of high quality. You’ll only need to buy one bottle and you can help the city reduce its plastic waste. Don’t sleep in. Rome is most beautiful […]
One of the most beautiful and interesting excursions to do from Rome is to visit the ancient city of Ostia Antica. The ruins of this important Roman port city rival its more famous and crowded cousin, Pompeii. It’s the perfect place to get an idea of what life was really like for Romans as you […]
A living testimony to what made Rome the center of the World. Rome ruled the basin of the Mediterranean for hundreds of years. The empire expanded as far south as the Sahara Desert in Africa and as far north as the city of Newcastle in England. This conquest wouldn’t have been nearly as possible if it hadn’t been for the care and attention the Romans placed into building and maintaining their infrastructure.