A Taste of Natale

A Taste of Natale

The holiday season is upon us, and Italian cities are all twinkly and lit up. The weather has gotten suddenly colder, contributing to the festive mood. But the best way Italians honor the season is gathering around the table and feasting on holiday foods. Tasty...
Italian cheese map

Italian cheese map

Each Italian region, city and village possess a vast array of typically local cheeses: each product represents the area’s deep cultural and farming heritage. There is no way to define an exact number: Italy churns, melts, pulls, stretches and ripens milk into...
Food-centric neighborhoods in Rome

Food-centric neighborhoods in Rome

The Eternal City is spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing neighborhoods where romantic attics, flats, condos and apartments are in close proximity to fine eateries and food shops in town. Here are some of the best food-centric Rome neighborhoods to live in,...
Best Italian fried foods

Best Italian fried foods

Italy’s Jewish Quarter goes heavy on fried food, but it hardly stops there, particularly in the central and southern regions. Italian fried foods are fun, light and crisp. Above all they’re traditional and in some way celebratory. They should never taste...
Polenta perfect

Polenta perfect

As soon as the weather gets nippy in Rome (we’ve had a total of 4 days of actual cold temperatures in 2016) I immediately make polenta. Polenta is one of those ageless culinary lords, like bread. It has sprung from the hunger of mankind, and without apparent...