dar filettaro {rome}

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There’s been a lot of talk regarding Rome street food lately. Suppli, pizza al taglio and more panini places than you can count. You would think that street food has been ‘rediscovered’ by a new generation . But there’s one place that has been serving the same simple, quick and cheap Roman street food for… 

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making cheese + pasta {cacio e pepe}

Caciosteria

Most days I feel like there are not enough hours to get everything on my ‘to do’ list  done. I look at the clock and all of a sudden it’s 7pm and time to start thinking about dinner. How did that happen? But then there are other days that are so full of amazing, wonderful things… 

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dried fave + tuscan kale {soup}

Dried Fave and Tuscan Kale Soup

One of my favorite dishes from Puglia is almost a non recipe: Fave e cicoria. This is one of the first dishes that Domenico told me about when we first met and were talking about food he grew up with. It was a dish I really didn’t ‘get’ until I had it made by his… 

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la pergola {rome}

La_Pergola_Elizabeth_Minchilli_in_Rome

I admit that I visit restaurants more often than most people. Between research for my apps, and content for my blog, I get around a lot.  But the restaurants I go to, more often than not, are not on the fancy, Michelin-starred side of things. There are a few reasons for this. One of the… 

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roast carrot + red lentil {soup}

Carrots

Sometimes the best intentions don’t always lead you where you thought you’d arrive. When I saw a crate full of rainbow hued carrots at the market I of course thought: these will make a gorgeous photograph. I also thought, someone naively it turns out, that they would make a very colorful soup as well. To… 

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anchovy + scallions + orange {pasta}

Pasta with Anchovies, Scallions and Orange

“What is that seasoning? It tastes so good! Wait a minute, don’t tell me…..” I get that a lot. Not because I’ve dug into a jar of some exotic spice a friend has brought back from the middle east or India. No. It comes at me when I’ve done nothing more than grate an orange… 

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flavio velavevodetto {rome}

Cacio peppe, Flavio+Velavevodetto_Elizabeth_Minchilli_in_Rome - 05

Restaurants go up and down in quality, I understand that. Some new restaurants start out great, then fizzle when the shine wears off. And some old favorites decide to begin catering to tourists – trying to make a fast profit – or else change hands and slip downhill. And then there is the problem of… 

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resolutions + beans

Beans

I think the reason that most people don’t stick to any sort of dietary New Year’s resolutions is because it’s all about giving stuff up. No drinking. No carbs. No cheese. No fun. I think these kinds of resolutions are deceptive. You think if you eliminate one or two things from your diet, that this… 

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torta barozzi {flourless chocolate cake}

Torta Barozzi, Flourless Chocolate Cake. Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome

Over the last twenty years my family has developed a routine for the holidays. After a few early Christmas’s spent in our house in Umbria when Sophie and Emma were little, we began to alternate between Domenico’s family in Bari and my family, mostly in New York. There were a few years when my sister… 

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happy holidays {2014}

Snow in Rome, Elizabeth Minchilli

I’m always dreaming of a white Christmas.  I hope your Holidays are merry and bright where ever you are this season.  Thank you for your support and good cheer throughout the year, and I wish you all the best. See you in 2015!