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Check out my post for The Atlantic Food Channel about the often overlooked cuisine of Rome’s Libyan Jewish community. A special thanks to for the use of their photos for the piece. (more on The Atlantic Food Channel…)

From 1555 until 1870 Rome’s Jews were confined to a Ghetto by Papal decree. Though the Ghetto no longer stands (its buildings were demolished after Italian unification), visitors to Rome still come to the area to visit the community’s main (more…)

Rome is home to Italy’s largest Jewish community and there are numerous Kosher restaurants, shops, and accommodations throughout the city. Most are concentrated in three main areas: the former Ghetto, Piazza Bologna, and Monteverde (more…)


A couple of days ago I got an urgent message from my friend Jess. “Cookies!” her note declared. “There is a new place in Portuense called Mondo di Laura that does kosher cookies. They are sold at Roscioli but we should go to the source.” (more…)


There are a number of places in Rome that I am physically incapable of passing without buying something: Libreria del Viaggiatore, Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, Roscioli (both Marco and Pietro’s bakeries), and Pasticceria “Boccione” Limentani. (more…)