Tasting Rome Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City by Katie Parla
Even 150 years after unification, Italy is still a divided nation where individual regions are defined by their local cuisine. Each is a mirror of its city’s culture, history, and geography. The cucina romana is perhaps the country’s greatest standout. Speakeasies, ten-table restaurants, and street food stalls may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Rome, but these new realities have joined the traditional bars and trattorias of the Italian capital as bastions of great food and drink. In Tasting Rome, each of the 85 recipes was selected for the story it tells, acknowledging the foundations of the cuisine and demonstrating how it has transitioned to the variations found today. Part cookbook, part travel memoir, this book transports all of the flavors of Rome into your kitchen.