What to eat when in Rome

Below are a few suggestions of different foods that you should try while in Rome. This is just the tip of the iceberg in a city with a deep and delicious food culture, but it is a start!

1. Pasta all’amatriciana – Typically served with bucatini (shown in photo below), a tomato sauce with guanciale (pig cheek) and pecorino cheese.

amatriciana

2. Pizza – This is a no brainer, of course!  Roman style pizza is thin and toppings are simple and classic.  N.B. Most traditional pizzerie  are open only for dinner.

pizzamagherita

3. Involtini al Sugo – This is horribly translated as boiled rolled meat in many trattorie, but it is so much better than how it sounds!  This is a dish of tender beef, filled with prosciutto, carrot, celery – slowly cooked in a tomato sauce.  The sugo left over can also be used for a pasta dish.

Involtini

4.  Supplì – These tasty little fried treats are great for a starter in a pizzeria  or also can be a nice snack to hold you over before dinner.  Supplì are fried balls of rice,  filled with mozzarella, tomato sauce, and ground beef.

suppli

5. Le Zucchine Romanesche – When in season, these veggies are not only beautiful to look at, but they are sweet and full of flavor.  The flowers of these lovelies are also eaten – Fiori di zucca (zucchini flowers, deep fried, stuffed with mozzarella, and anchovies)and can be found  in classic pizzerie  or trattorie.

zucchine2.jpg

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s