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Join me and my brilliant colleagues from The Rome Digest for a special craft beer event at Open Baladin on April 11 at 5:30pm. We will be presenting and tasting beers from 3 Lazio breweries (Birra Stavio, Birrificio Pontino and Birra del Borgo). The special event costs €12.50 and includes three beers and accompanying snacks. Booking is obligatory. Details on Eventbrite. Hope to see you there and please help spread the word!
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…)
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…)