Browsing by Category: Rome & Lazio

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Antonella Deledda shows her fields to RSFP chef Chris Behr on a chilly December afternoon.

The A1, Italy’s major traffic artery, plows north from Rome, roughly following the Tiber River’s path into Umbria and beyond. The stretch between Rome and Florence is particularly busy. But near the Magliano Sabina exit, even just a short distance from the highway, the hum of diesel trucks subsides and gives way (more…)

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At Trimani Il Wine Bar, seafood is served in burnt plastic straight out of the microwave.

Back when I was a colleges student in the early aughts, food in Rome was cheap. Some of it was great, some of it wasn’t, but a full meal never broke the bank either way, even for a 20-year-old on a budget. After the euro was introduced, dining out became an expensive endeavor. Those cheap meals doubled, then (more…)

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Photo from “I’ll Drink to That” Facebook page.

During my trip to the States last month, I dropped in on Levi Dalton, host of my favorite podcast, “I’ll Drink to That”. We had a blast talking about food and wine in Rome, Turkish prohibition and more. Stream the episode from Levi’s website or download from iTunes (and subscribe while you’re at it).

Rome’s natural environment, both spontaneous and cultivated, asserts itself in unlikely places. The second installment of “Katie Parla’s Rome” explores the plants and urban gardens of this edible city. Watch the first episode, about the Trionfale district, here.

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Every Sunday, the Biomercato organic farmers’ market sets up shop in the Città dell’ Altra Economia‘s cobblestoned courtyard. Stalls cluster in the vast piazza flanked by retired slaughter house pavilions, wire fencing, a pile of ancient terra cotta refuse, refugee housing and the Tiber River. (more…)