Browsing by Category: Gastronomic Traditions

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The already very awesome Centocelle district in eastern Rome got even better in November when the much-loved and long-established Lazio-centric alimentari DOL (Di Origine Laziale) outgrew its original location and moved down the block. DOL, which specializes in products from the supremely under-appreciated (more…)

“The bread of the past…today.”

While my neighbors are losing their minds over the totally gross, dumb and boring Brasilian temaki joint that just opened in Monti, something actually important happened in our gastronomically overrated ‘hood. Dall’Antò, a shop specializing in rare breads and flatbreads made from heirloom wheats, chickpea (more…)


There is a widely held misconception that during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Rome’s restaurants shut down and people who don’t have the luxury of eating at home are left to scavenge for food wherever they can get it. While one should expect some venues to be closed and many to embrace limited (more…)


Join The Rome Digest for a charitable Thankgsiving-themed lunch on December 1 from 1-5PM. We will gather at Casa Martinelli in northern Rome to feast on local, seasonal vegetables, roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and much much more. Food will be paired with wines from Lazio. The meal (more…)

I love working with creative colleagues and it was super fun putting together these videos with the brilliant Kat Tan-Conte and Judy Lyness. Look for more Parla Food video collabos in the future and check out part 2 here! (more…)