Tag: Cacio E Pepe

Basics & Tips

Pesto: What’s in a Name?

It seems to be everywhere…and not just the molto famoso “Ligurian” pasta with potato and green beans or with trofie pasta but dribbled or drizzled on anything you can imagine. But is that really “pesto?” Or, has the term “pesto,” which derives from the Italian pestare, meaning to pound or grind using a mortar and […]

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More Italian Stories

Roma/Rome When planning our 3rd trip to Europe, I busily made loads of notes about sites to see, restaurants to try, etc. In most cases I omitted looking up the addresses for restaurants thinking they would be easy to find! One day we wanted to go to Da Gino. It was a restaurant recommended in an […]