23 05, 2016

Tasting Rome’s Polpette di Pollo (Chicken Meatballs)

2017-02-17T15:14:58+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Jewish/Kosher, Recipes, Rome & Lazio, Videos|0 Comments

A shot of last week's segment on WGN Chicago Under normal circumstances I wouldn't get excited about polpette di pollo (chicken meatballs). Chicken balls, perhaps (not that those are easy to find these days, even at my offal-centric butcher), but I'm a veal or pork meatball kinda lady. But these polpette di pollo, inspired by [...]

11 04, 2016

Cazzimperio Meets Co.’s Anchovy Mousse

2017-02-17T15:15:00+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Last week at the Tasting Rome book party at Co., master baker Jim Lahey's pizzeria in Chelsea, chef Mark Barbire served dishes from and inspired by the cookbook. The tongue with green sauce was amazing and the pizzas were delectable, but one item really stole the show: the anchovy mousse served with heirloom carrots and [...]

10 04, 2016

Tasting Rome Giveaway…And This Time It’s Global!

2017-02-17T15:15:00+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Rome & Lazio, Uncategorized|82 Comments

I love giving stuff away but unfortunately the big Tasting Rome box giveaway (in progress until Monday at noon EST) was for US residents only. Sorry about that, but shipping food across national boundaries creates all sorts of messes! For those of you who want to get your hands on a complimentary first edition of [...]

15 09, 2015

Spaghetti con crema di zucchine, mandorle, e pecorino

2017-02-17T15:15:16+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Photo by Caput Mundi Cibus. It’s been a loooong summer, folks, and thanks to a string of unrelenting heat waves, Rome still has massive amounts of summer produce at its market stalls. But if crisp mornings are anything to go by, autumn will be here soon enough, which means its time to OD on the [...]

19 04, 2015

Chef John Regefalk’s Vignarola Recipe

2017-02-17T15:15:28+00:00 April 19th, 2015|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|5 Comments

Brutto ma buono. After a long hiatus, Chef John Regefalk, sous chef at Rome’s one Michelin starred Metamorfosi, is back! This time, he’s not urban foraging for olives nor pickling capers plucked from the Aurelian Wall. Instead, he’s come by to share his recipe for vignarola. This springtime stew brings together the first peas and [...]

19 03, 2015

Flavio al Velavevodetto’s Pasta Secrets Revealed

2017-02-17T15:15:50+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Categories: Carbs, Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments

Flavio De Maio, a tech executive and enthusiastic home cook turned professional chef, opened Flavio al Velavevodetto in Testaccio after a 7 year tenure in the kitchen at Felice nearby. Since striking out on his own in 2009, Flavio has earned a reputation as a master of the cucina romana and is known for his [...]