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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…)

Rome’s Jewish community has a rich and flavorful culinary tradition that spans 22 centuries and encompasses native Roman, as well as Spanish, Libyan and Sicilian influences. Sweets are particularly important–try Boccione Il Forno del Ghetto and Mondo di Laura for proof–and during Pesach, one of the (more…)


Fresco of Moses and the Exodus, from the Dura Europos synagogue. Photo © Richard Beck.

UPDATE: See 2013/5773 Passover post here. This year, Passover begins at sundown on April 6 and ends at sundown on April 14 . These are some listings for sederim, Kosher food products, and catering in Rome for Pesach 5772. (more…)

I can hardly believe I’m writing this. Rome For Foodies, my first native app for iPhone, iPad, and Android smart phones, has just been released and is now available on iTunes and the Android Market (feedback appreciated!!!). The process was hellish, with more delays, sleepless nights and panicked Skype chats with my developers than I wish to remember, but it’s done and I predict the best night’s sleep ever tonight. (more…)

The food in Rome’s Ghetto isn’t just about fried artichokes anymore. In the past year, several businesses with a distinct international influence have opened on and around Via del Portico d’Ottavia. Read my article for The New York Times about Rome’s new kosher businesses here.