By Valeria Bianchini
Shopping at local food markets for fresh produce
Before wearing our aprons and turning on the stove, many Italians start at the local food market to buy fresh produce. It’s not simply shopping for food. It’s more of a ritual. Through time, you learn to select the vendors that best suit your needs and standards. They are people you see and interact with at least twice a week.
By Benedetta Bianchini
How to make fresh homemade pasta
There is nothing like homemade pasta. The flavors, the aromas, the way it captures the sauce. All you need is flour and eggs. That is it. Just flour and eggs to create a comforting dish. It may seem intimidating at first. Once you become familiar with the whole process, which is actually quite simple, it’s going to be hard to eat anything else!
Again another pride and joy from the Eternal City! Puntarelle salad. This wonderful Italian green belongs to the chicory salad and mainly grows in the outskirts of Rome.