I moved to Rome because of Alice Waters.
I moved to Rome because of Alice Waters, and I had never even heard of the Rome Sustainable Food Project.
Long story short: Alice Waters led to Carlos Petrini led to Amartya Sen led to a cat and an Irishman and a life in Rome.
Last night was a reminder that everything comes full circle in the end.
The Rome Sustainable Food Project was founded in 2007 at the American Academy in Rome. Alice Waters, Mona Talbott and Chris Boswell created a food haven for the fellows up on the Gianicolo.
With 14 raised beds, and a few trees, the RSFP harvests 6,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables a year.
Last night was one of those Roman summer evenings that threatens rain, offers lightening, only to hold off in the end without a downpour.
We drank prosecco, toured the garden and toasted Verdure, the latest collection of recipes from RSFP by Chris Boswell.
It was a lovely night, filled with food and friends.
I cannot wait to make the insalata di zucchini con rughetta e ricotta.