Learn how to make regional dishes in a real Roman kitchen.
This is the time of year when it gets to be too hot. Time seems to slow down and every motion you make is planned. Planned to exert as little effort as possible. But with the heat, summer also brings big beautiful tomatoes. When my apartment already feels like an oven and I can’t imagine […]
As you might imagine, Easter is kind of a thing around here. I am giving anything church related wide-berth as Rome is inundated with pilgrims, arriving for this weekend’s ceremonies as well as the upcoming canonizations of two previous popes. But last year? Last year, I was climbing a volcano with my sister on Easter. […]
File this under things I will never get used to: shelf milk. Walk into any Italian supermarket and you will be greeted by a refrigerator section filled with more types of cured ham than you can shake a stick at. Browse the rows of cheeses, take in all the yogurts, but if you’re looking for […]
I avoid restaurants in Rome that advertise some kind of “Pizza + Water + Coffee = 12 Euro!” I’d advise you to do the same… and to keep a look out for this sign that is always hanging in Trastevere.
My summer dreams finally came true when I walked into a gelato shop and saw a huge chunk of watermelon sitting atop fresh, pink watermelon gelato. The only problem was, there was no sign and I hadn’t a clue what the name of the fruit was in Italian. Luckily, the six-year-old girl in front of […]
The good thing about Mondays is that they are no longer Sundays. That means the market, which is always closed on Sunday (the one day a week I seem to want to go), is back open. In an under-caffeinated beginning of the week haze, I almost went to the supermercato. I snapped out of it […]