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Christmas Shopping in Rome for Foodies

Where to Buy Christmas Gifts for Food Lovers

Why not do your Christmas shopping in Rome and buy the perfect present for the foodie in your life. Whether you are looking for top quality foodstuffs, elegant tableware or natty kitchen utensils and gadgets, our Christmas shopping guide will help you to hunt down that special gift, whether you decide to treat yourself or someone else! 

New Roman Food and Drink Tours

Book Our Fabulous New Tours and Tastings Online Now!

If you are planning a trip to Rome in the coming months make sure that you don’t miss out on the city’s fantastic food and drinks. Like most big cities, Rome has its fair share of tourist traps and rip-off restaurants but there are still plenty of hidden gems offering authentic Roman cuisine. At Local Aromas we make it our mission to hunt down the best of the best, from old-school trattorias and rustic wine bars, to gourmet street food and trendy new openings.

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Local Aromas New Food Tours in Rome

Discover Our New Rome Food and Wine Tours for 2019

We have been working hard here at Local Aromas HQ developing our selection of food tours in Rome for the coming year. As well as fine-tuning our existing tours to make them even more delicious and fun, we are also working on a whole host of new products which will further enhance your Local Aromas experience in 2019. 

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Where to Drink Cocktails in Rome

Rome’s Coolest Cocktail Bars and Speakeasies

A decade ago ordering a cocktail in Rome was a risky business. The concept of mixology was rare outside of the fanciest hotel bars and the idea of a speakeasy was largely unheard of.  Now the craft cocktail movement has stormed the capital and there are numerous hidden back rooms and secret basements serving delectable beverages ranging from perfectly executed classics to weird and wonderful inventions.

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Rome’s Best Sandwiches

7 Places to Eat a Great Panino in Rome

Nothing beats a sandwich for a quick lunch on the go and Rome’s panino game is strong. Whether you want a simple ham and cheese baguette, a traditional Roman stew squashed between local bread or a gourmet spin on classic combos there are plenty of great-value sandwich spots to satisfy both your tastebuds and your wallet.

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Local Aromas on Radio Food Live

Listen To The Interview Here

This was an exciting week for Local Aromas! We were proud and delighted to be featured on Radio Food Live, an exciting new digital radio station focusing on Italy’s food scene. Brainchild of two of the biggest names in the world of gastronomic journalism, Andrea Febo and Luca Sessa, the station features a range of Italian-language programmes dedicated to all aspects of Italy’s culinary landscape including beer, pizza, nutrition, wine and even discussions about marketing, PR and branding.

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Italian Desserts to Eat in Rome

The 9 Best Sweets and Desserts to Try in Rome

Even if you do not have a sweet tooth it is hard to resist the wonderful sugary treats on offer in Rome. Whether it’s a warm cornetto for breakfast in the morning, a post-lunch gelato fix or a decadent dessert after dinner, Rome’s selection of cookies, pastries, cakes and puddings can put a smile on your face at any time of day. 

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Best Rome Food and Travel Blogs

Our Favorite Rome Bloggers to Follow

If you are looking for some real insight when planning your trip to Rome then bloggers are a good place to start. While traditional guidebooks and travel websites are a useful resource, nowadays the advent of the travel blogger has opened up the world of local, personal reviews and experiences, paired with up-to-date, real time information.

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5 Fried Foods to Eat in Rome

The Top Roman Fritti You Need to Order

In Rome, the Italian word ‘fritti’ refers to the mouth-watering array of fried foods on offer at restaurants and street food joints across the city. Although they are consumed any time of day, as part of a meal or as a quick bite on the go, in Rome the true home of the fritti is the pizzeria. Romans will always kick-off a meal in a pizzeria with a range of fried antipasti which should be freshly cooked to order and brought to the table piping hot, accompanied by an ice-cold beer to degrease the palate. 

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Local Aromas Black Friday Sale 2018

Black Friday Sale: Save 25% on all Cooking Classes and Wine & Food Tours

If you are planning a trip to Rome in the coming year don’t miss our amazing Black Friday sale! For one week only we are offering all of our food tours, wine tastings and cooking classes with an incredible 25% discount. Join us for one of our fabulous gastronomic experiences and fall in love with Italy’s food and wine!

What to Eat in Rome in the Fall

7 Autumn Foods to Try in Rome

The fall harvest in Italy brings a bounty of delicious seasonal foods. As the temperature drops and winter appears on the horizon, the culinary focus shifts to hearty, comforting recipes and fresh, vitamin-boosting fruits. If you are visiting Rome from October to December look out for these ingredients at the city’s markets and on restaurant menus for a true taste of autumn in Italy. 

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Saltimbocca alla Romana Recipe

A Classic Roman Dish of Veal Escalopes with Prosciutto and Sage

Saltimbocca translates as ‘jump in the mouth’ because this dish is so delicious it seems to leap off the plate straight to your tastebuds! Tender slices of veal are topped with prosciutto and fresh sage before being coated in flour and pan-fried in butter with a little white wine to create a succulent sauce. This traditional Roman dish is fast to make and even quicker to devour!

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All You Need to Know About Tiramisu

Tiramisu: A Very Italian Dessert 

When you are in need of a little lift look no further that a good dose of tiramisu. From the Italian ‘tira-mi-su’ this delightful concoction of coffee, mascarpone cream and cocoa literally translates as ‘pick me up‘. As one of the most famous Italian desserts it can now be found in restaurants across the globe and its easy preparation also makes it a popular dish to make at home. But what exactly is tiramisu and where does it come from?

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Spaghetti alle Vongole Recipe

Spaghetti with Clams – A Delicious Italian Seafood Recipe

While the temperatures may be getting cooler and the days getting shorter, there is nothing better than a big bowl of spaghetti with clams to transport you back to the Italian summer. With the salty taste of the sea from the fresh clams, a spicy tingle of chilli, and an silky, garlicky white wine sauce just begging to be mopped up with bread, this classic seafood dish is a quick and easy way to bring the flavors of Italy’s seaside to your home.

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A Guide to Porchetta in Rome

Porchetta: What is it? (And where should you eat it?)

In Rome there exists a delicious thing and that thing is called porchetta. A large, deboned piece of pork seasoned with salt and herbs before being slow-roasted to create a crispy skin exterior and moist, aromatic meat within, porchetta is a little piece of heaven for meat-lovers.

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