15 03, 2011

Laura Raccah Talks Cookies

2016-01-08T23:45:11+01:00March 15th, 2011|Categories: Interviews, Jewish/Kosher, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|0 Comments

Photo from Il Mondo di Laura’s Facebook profile. Recently, I launched a new type of post on ParlaFood, a weekly interview with a member of Italy’s gastronomic community who I feel embodies the principles and dedication to quality that Italian cuisine is known for. Last week I interviewed Mauro Musso […]

3 03, 2011

I Want to Live in Il Mondo di Laura

2016-01-09T13:34:17+01:00March 3rd, 2011|Categories: Carbs, Jewish/Kosher, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|11 Comments

Il Mondo di Laura (Laura’s World) is a magical place where Kosher, dairy free cookies are made with organic, Slow Food recognized ingredients. I’ve been pretty obsessed with these delectable confections since they were introduced to me back in November 2009. At that time, […]

14 12, 2010

Libyan Jewish Cuisine in Rome

2016-01-09T13:34:14+01:00December 14th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments

Photo courtesy of labna.it. Check out my post for The Atlantic Food Channel about the often overlooked cuisine of Rome's Libyan Jewish community. A special thanks to Labna.it for the use of their photos for the piece. (more on The Atlantic Food Channel...)

31 03, 2010

Eating in Rome’s Ghetto During Passover

2016-01-07T03:39:58+01:00March 31st, 2010|Categories: Culture, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

From 1555 until 1870 Rome’s Jews were confined to a Ghetto by Papal decree. Though the Ghetto no longer stands (its buildings were demolished after Italian unification), visitors to Rome still come to the area to visit the community’s main […]

24 02, 2010

Kosher Rome and Jewish Sites

2016-02-15T01:18:18+01:00February 24th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|7 Comments

  Rome is home to Italy’s largest Jewish community and there are numerous Kosher restaurants, shops, and accommodations throughout the city. Most are concentrated in three main areas: the former Ghetto, Piazza Bologna, and Monteverde […]

11 11, 2009

Mondo di Laura’s Kosher Cookies

2016-01-07T14:37:32+01:00November 11th, 2009|Categories: Carbs, Jewish/Kosher, Sweets & Dessert|15 Comments

A couple of days ago I got an urgent message from my friend Jess. “Cookies!” her note declared. “There is a new place in Portuense called Mondo di Laura that does kosher cookies. They are sold at Roscioli but we should go to the source.” […]