Friends, Romans, Countrymen: Lend me your ears… and your culinary curiosity… because this week’s ancient recipe is a very unique one. It’s Cato the Elder’s recipe for ‘Libum‘ from “De Agri Cultura” and it is, quite literally, like nothing I have ever tasted before and it is delightful! It’s almost […]
Last summer was one of the greatest summers that I’ve ever spent in Rome. I had the pleasure of working at an archaeological site, Monte Testaccio, in Testaccio, excavating and cataloguing thousands of amphorae potsherds with ArchaeoSpain and CEIPAC (University of Barcelona). More importantly, however, I had the pleasure of working […]
A time-honoured recipe for Calabrian Ricotta Balls – Polpette di Ricotta Calabrese, just like nonna used to make.
In the episode ‘Poor Man’s Food’, Antonio and Gennaro go back to Gennaro’s hometown of Minori, which is located down the hillside, just below Ravello, on the Strada Statale Amalfitana. Not only did this episode demonstrate the use of limone sfusato in the regional recipes, but it also gave the […]
Cheese. By God if there is a food product that I cannot get enough of, it is cheese. I was asked a very interesting question once: If I was forced to give up one of these two foods: chocolate; or cheese… which would it be? There was no question in my mind. I’d happily […]
A Week in Ravello – Ricotta Ravioli with Lemon Brown Butter Sauce