Carbonara, the love of my life

Carbonara, the love of my life

Carbonara, l’amore della mia vita. Carbonara, the love of my life. Roman cuisine proudly boasts of many traditional pasta dishes that bring consistent joy to all who consume them. Cacio e Pepe, Amatriciana, Arrabbiata, Gricia, all of whom I care for deeply. But,...
Our Italians: Chef Mario Traina

Our Italians: Chef Mario Traina

Welcome back to the “Our Italians” series of interviews. In these we focus on food artisans, experts and producers in Italy or abroad. These passionate individuals are committed to sharing the best in Italian food, wine and traditional products, through family-owned...
10 moments in Sicily

10 moments in Sicily

Looking in from the outside, my life and work may appear glamorous. I have lived in Italy for 11 years and counting. What started out as a dream of retiring to Italy changed into creating a new life in Rome years before retirement. I left a financially comfortable...
Eating horse meat in Italy

Eating horse meat in Italy

“I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!” How many of us heard this saying growing up, and yet many of us probably never actually considered really eating horse meat. Even if you are not a vegetarian, you may draw the line at eating horse meat. Yet in Italy it was once...
What’s open on Sunday in Ortigia?

What’s open on Sunday in Ortigia?

Just across the bridge from the city of Siracusa lies Sicily’s little southern gem: the island of Ortigia. The architecture in Piazza del Duomo, the charming narrow streets, the city’s rich Greek history, and hidden artwork are not to be missed. If visiting on the...