Tag: Travel Rome

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Cacio e Pepe

This is the best version of Cacio e Pepe I have made so far, although in Rome, where the dish originates, we found that they used tonnarelli, a  thick spaghetti, instead of regular spaghetti.   I would recommend the Spaghetti alla Chitarra pasta made by either GiGi or La Molisana. I use it as a substitute for the tonnarelli which,  I […]

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Rome Reflections

When you visit a city fairly often, you notice things that may not have leapt off the page before. So… I have a question or two for you. It’s not that I don’t love a great steak or burger. We’ve enjoyed fantastic steaks in Italy, grilled over a wood fire, the Italian way. Eating a […]

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The Rome Food Diary, 2015 – Part 4

La Carbonara 1906 – Via Panisperna, 214 Once upon a time, in 2010, during our very first visit to Rome we were out and about in Monti, we decided to go for lunch…after the usual getting lost bit, we somehow stumbled upon where we wanted to go. And although we arrived 10 minutes after the […]

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The Rome Food Diary, 2015 – Part 3

Flavio Velavevodoto ai Quiriti – Piazza dei Quiriti, 4/5 – click here for the link. There are two “Temples of Roman Cuisine” (according to their website), one in Prati and one in the neighbourhood of Testaccio. The “room” was comfy, with loads of mirrors and really nice lighting…making for a very cozy evening. Prati is […]

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The Rome Food Diary, 2015 – Part 2

Pane & Vino – Via Ostilia, 8 – no website available. And then there are the days when all you want for lunch is a panino! So off to Pane and Vino to sample what are supposedly the best panini in Prati (the area near the Vatican). The place is tiny! But the panini are […]

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The Rome Food Diary, 2015 – Part 1

Enoteca Cul de Sac – Piazza Pasquino, 73 – they don’t have a website. Not far from Piazza Navona and chosen from my list of Enoteche recommendations; glad we did! Cul de Sac has a very good wine selection so besides a terrific bottle of wine, we shared an absolutely addictive plate of Calabrian eggplant and […]