Browsing by Category: Sweets & Dessert

Fatamorgana

Gelateria Fatamorgana has opened its sixth location a mere two weeks after the opening of its fifth. The newest gelateria in this small but growing chain is located at Via Aosta 3 near Piazza Re di Roma. Fatamorgana, Rome’s premier artisanal gelateria, specializes in gluten free gelato made with all-natural (more…)

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When the Piazza Monte d’Oro branch of Il Gelato closed earlier this year, the historical center of Rome was robbed of one of its few exceptional gelato shops. The loss was felt by visitors and locals alike who starred forlornly into the abandoned space once filled with so many dozens of delicious flavors. The only consolation for this grief is that now (more…)

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In the interest of full disclosure I will put it right out there: Kantin’s chef Şemsa Denizsel is a close friend and I am writing this post from the comfort of her home. In other words, this won’t exactly be my standard anonymous review. That said, I loved Şemsa’s cooking and bold personality long before (more…)

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Today’s festive and timely guest post comes from Dr. Paula Salvio of the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute. She shares old and new memories of a special deep fried Sicilian treat that is traditionally made on March 19 for the Feast of San Giuseppe. (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…)