Wednesday, December 19, 2007

La Cucina Romana (Roman Cuisine)

Are you dreaming of the baked artichoke hearts (carciofi al forno) that you had on your last visit to Rome? What about your favorite Roman risotto? The food of Rome is distinct within Italy, and the Italian restaurants in the U.S. will rarely feature Roman dishes. So you can do the next best thing until you return to Rome-make it yourself! The cookbook Roma: Authentic Recipes from In and Around the Eternal City by Julia della Croce features contemporary recipes from Rome and the region surrounding the city, Lazio. In addition, she provides informative sections on Roman wine, cheese, typical Roman ingredients, and even some restaurant suggestions for your next visit. My favorite recipe, rigatoni with broccoli sauce, uses an unexpected secret ingredient-anchovies!
Roma: Authentic Recipes from In and Around the Eternal City

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