Wanted in Rome recipe: Pizza al Formaggio

By Kate Zagorski. Breakfast in Italy is usually a very sweet affair with cornetti, pastries, biscuits and cakes generally consumed with the morning caffè. However, there is one day of the year wher...

Wanted in Rome recipe: Carciofi alla Romana

By Kate Zagorski. If you have walked through any of Rome’s markets recently you can’t have missed the piles of gleaming, purple-green artichokes which seem to be around every corner. A staple of Ro...

Wanted in Rome recipe: Gnocchi con sugo di salsiccia e spuntature

By Kate Zagorski. "Giovedì gnocchi" as the local saying goes, and indeed it is a long-standing tradition that in Rome Thursday is the day of the week officially dedicated to the consumption of thes...

Wanted in Rome recipe: Pasta con Broccolo Romanesco

Kate Zagorski Walk through any market in Rome in February and your eye will doubtlessly be drawn to the distinctive pointy heads of broccoli romanesco stacked up on the vegetable stalls. This vivi...

Wanted in Rome recipe: Risotto con radicchio e gorgonzola

Kate Zagorski Winter is a great time for radicchio. Endless versions of the purple and white vegetable can be seen in the markets around Rome including squat, round cabbage-like balls, elegant elonga...

Wanted in Rome recipe: Fettuccine Aglio, Olio, Baccalà e Pecorino

Kate Zagorski Baccalà is cod which has been preserved by first salting and then drying so the crusty hunks of fish must be rehydrated and desalted by soaking them in cold water for at least 24 hours...

Wanted in Rome recipe: Pizzoccheri

Kate Zagorski During the colder months of the year it is not unusual to crave hearty, robust, one-pot dishes to warm us up on a chilly night and this historic dish from Valtellina in northern Lombard...

Wanted in Rome recipe: Castagnole

Kate Zagorski As anyone with a sweet tooth will tell you, carnival time in Italy means more than just children in fancy dress and confetti-strewn streets. If you peer into the window of any pastry sh...

Paté di fegatini di pollo allo zenzero

Chef Angelo Preziosi shares his recipe for chicken liver and ginger paté. This tasty paté is a wonderful as a starter or for an aperitivo, the best way to serve it is on some toasted bread or brusche...

Cheesecake al cioccolato bianco e zest di arancia

Chef Angelo Preziosi shares his recipe for white chocolate cheesecake with caramelised orange zest. This is a simple but effective dessert which can easily be made in advance. Instead of orange zest...

Tozzetti al cioccolato

Chef Angelo Preziosi shares his recipe for Tozzetti al cioccolato. Tozzetti are the Roman version of the hard biscuits often called biscotti usually made with nuts; this recipe substitutes the nuts w...

Polpette di Baccalà (salted cod fishcakes)

Chef Angelo Preziosi shares his recipe for polpette di baccalà. Baccalà, or salted cod, is widely available in Rome particularly on a Friday when it is traditionally eaten with chickpeas. This recipe...

Mojito

There are numerous variations of this famous Cuban cocktail whose refreshing taste is perfect for the summer heat. Traditionally the drink comprises five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally...

Pasta con vongole e asparagi

Chef Angelo Preziosi shares his recipe for pasta with clams and asparagus. Although spaghetti alle vongole is a classic pasta dish, this recipe adds a springtime touch of asparagus which is in season...

Spritz

The Spritz is a wine-based cocktail popular as an aperitivo in Italy. It has a relatively low alcohol content and is prepared with prosecco and a dash of aperol. It is generally served in a tumbler o...

Grattachecca

Grattachecca is a cold dessert popular in Rome, generally between May and October. Sold at many kiosks, bars and beaches around Rome, the grattachecca is made with manually-grated ice, blended with s...

Negroni sbagliato

The Negroni sbagliato is an aperitif created at the historic Bar Basso in Milan in the 1960s. It differs from its Florentine cousin, the classic Negroni, thanks to the spumante used instead of gin. T...

Negroni

This popular Italian cocktail comprises one part gin, one part vermouth rosso (red, semi-sweet), and one part Campari. It is garnished with a slice of orange peel and is usually taken as an aperitivo....

Tiramisù recipe

Tiramisù (Italian for “pick me up”) is likely the most well-known and well-loved of Italian desserts. When made with the traditional espresso, chocolate and alcohol (usually rum or brandy), the desser...

Torta della Nonna

Second only to tiramisù in popularity, this Italian dessert was created by the late chef Guido Samorini who ran a restaurant in Florence until relatively recently. When his customers lamented t...

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