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The Carciofi Trials

The Carciofi Trials

Every spring, my Facebook and Instagram feeds are flooded with photos of perfect, robust, purple-tinged artichokes from markets in and around Rome.  Food writer and Rome expert Elizabeth Minchilli even coined a cute and clever IG hashtag dedicated to the thistle – #carciofogram. I have a pretty uncomplicated love-hate relationship with artichokes. Love to eat […]

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Finger-Burning Goodness

Finger-Burning Goodness

Last night, I prepared agnello a scottadito for dinner, a simple Roman dish of grilled rib lamb chops marinated with garlic, rosemary and olive oil.  These tender and tasty chops, which should be enjoyed hot off the grill, have been known to burn the fingers of diners in their impatience to devour them, hence the […]

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Pomodori al Riso

Pomodori al Riso

I just picked up a few packages of Arborio rice to make the traditional sweet Carnevale treats, “frittelle di riso” (recipe coming soon!) and decided to throw together some Pomodori al Riso, tomatoes stuffed with rice and herbs, a dish that is typically part of the Roman “tavola calda.”  They’re obviously best with sweet summer […]

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Among Rome's Greatest Contributions to Civilization...

Among Rome’s Greatest Contributions to Civilization…

…is Spaghetti alla Carbonara. There are a number of competing theories surrounding the origin of Spaghetti alla Carbonara. Although this dish forms part of a Roman repertoire of dishes involving pasta with cured pork, cheese, and pepper (including spaghetti alla gricia or cacio e pepe), the name may in fact have derived from a dish […]

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