It’s Primo Maggio/May Day/Labor Day and in Rome the thing to do is eat fave col pecorino, fava beans and pecorino cheese. While I adore this combo, my absolute favorite way to eat fave is as part of a big, fresh, seasonal portion of vignarola.

2016-01-07T03:39:42+00:00 May 1st, 2010|Categories: Culture, Daily Food Photo, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments


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