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It’s 2013. Sometimes I have to remind myself. This is due partly to my awkward relationship with calendars, but I mainly attribute it to the continued proliferation of falsehoods about Rome that were true a decade or more ago (or never!), but long ago ceased to be universally accepted truths. Too often, I read (more…)
Polemiche: pl, noun. Definition: Controversy brought on by differing opinions. It wouldn’t be Roman news without a whole lot of polemiche. The subject of this post is the debate over how, where and how much food commerce can be conducted in and around Testaccio. (more…)
Easter Sunday and Monday are less than a week away. I can hardly wait to see our whole lamb be prepped and roasted while its internal organs sauté with artichokes. If you aren’t able to partake in such a ritual at home, be sure to make your Easter dining arrangements ASAP. Restaurants are in high demand Sunday and Monday. Here’s where to eat: (more…)
Fresco of Moses and the Exodus, from the Dura Europos synagogue. Photo © Richard Beck.
This year, Passover begins at sundown on March 25 and ends at sundown on April 1. Bear in mind that Rome’s Jewish community is orthodox and work is prohibited March 26-27 and April 1-2. Work is permitted only on March 28-29 and March 31 with restrictions. These are some listings for sederim, Kosher food products and catering in Rome for Pesach 5773. (more…)
On March 17-18, The Real Wine Fair was held in Tobacco Dock in Lodon’s Wapping district. As the name would imply, there were amazing natural wine makers from all over the world (with an especially large presence from Georgia), but visitors to the fair were also treated to a fantastic array of food, beer and (more…)