Given the success of the the previous article about the Italian coffee, here is the second!
If there’s something to be said about Italians, one thing’s for certain, they sure know how to churn out a good cup of coffee.
Just about everywhere you turn in Rome you will find a coffee bar. Italians are really addicted to coffee.
Here just some simple advice to follow in order to best enjoy the delights of italian coffee.
Coffee is so much a part of Italian culture and in the city center cafes are always full, no matter the time of the day.
I promise to all my guests: with only one sip of italian coffee and cappuccinos, it will be really hard to go back to Starbucks.
Eating in Rome: 5 foods every visitor to Italy should try
My guests always ask me to share top local specialties every visitor should try. Of course no italian city leaves tourist’s stomach disappointed. Yet many miss a big slice of Italian gourmet excellence in Rome.
Do you want to be one of them? If the answer is no, you should definitely read this post.
This dish is a very common pasta dish that you will find on so many menus in Rome. Even though Amatriciana sauce has just a few ingredients, everyone seems to have their own version. I give you my ingredients. To create an authentic Amatriciana sauce you need tomato, guanciale (cured pork jowl), chili and finally the grated Pecorino Romano.
Bucatini is also the traditional pasta shape that you will see this dish made with in Rome.
It is located northeast of the Vatican, one block from Piazza Cola di Rienzo.
A bright and cheery establishment that serves gelato made in the traditional italian and sicilian artisan style.
There are many flavors of gelato to choose, many which you’ve probably never heard of. They also serve a variety of vegan friendly soy based ice creams.
Don’t miss getting your gelato served in a brioche bun (sicilian style)!
6. Only drink wine or water with a meal
When I was in America, my roommate used to open up the fridge come dinnertime and list every drinkable thing inside. This would never happen in Italy.
The table is usually set with a bottle of sparkling or still water, and a bottle of wine. Cocktails and liquors are reserved for: aperitivi (before-dinner drinks) and digestivi (after dinner drinks). One exception is pizza, to which Coke and beer are acceptable compliments.
Italians take enjoying the flavor of food very seriously and for us drinking peach ice tea with rosemary lamb chops is really incredible.