I recently sat down with Maria, the author of I Heart Rome, over a delicious plate of pasta to discuss her new book on Roman food.
Rome has always been a special place to Maria, and this is her ode to the city’s distinct culinary flavor.
I Heart Rome: Recipes & Stories from the Eternal City is a collection of recipes from different Romans and honorary residents- chefs, restaurant owners, foodies, home cooks and even a special appearance by Maria’s own mother.
What I like most about the book is the concept that Maria presented when she shared the first copies: the recipes are all organized by where you would eat the food (at the market, the local trattoria, the Forno or even at home).
I think it’s a wonderful departure from grouping primo, secondi and dolce because it’s a layout that matches the way you actually eat in Rome.
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Kicked off the Melbourne launch events for I Heart Rome in ridiculous style at Lupino last night. And there are three more events to go! This party just got started and it's so amazing to see that Melbournians #heartrome too! ❤️🇦🇺🇮🇹 #rome #iheartromethebook #melbourne #makeportraits #streetstyle #istillcallaustraliahome #italiansdoitbetter
Each recipe is accompanied by a short story about what the food means to the city and to the author, as well as beautiful photographs. The photos were all shot on location or in Latteria Studio – making the book truly a “Made in Italy” experience.
Maria has been presenting the book in Rome and has upcoming events planned Melbourne. You can find out more about her events here.
Auguri, Maria – the book (and the stories it tells) are beautiful!
Photos from HeartRome.