Croissant pastries, usually eaten at breakfast, most often in a bar, coffee shop.
A pureé of quince is mixed with sugar and cooked until it obtains a clear, rosy color. Cotognata is then rolled into crystallized sugar. The Italian sweet is similar to… [Read More]
“Little jokes,” orange-flavored Veneto cookies, traditionally dipped in red wine.
“English cream,” a rich egg custard used as a sauce for desserts.
A sweet leavened cake soaked in rum syrup.
Ring-shaped yeast cake usually soaked in rum, typical of Naples.
Open-faced tart, either sweet or savory.
Italian style of ice cream, of wide-ranging flavors, chiefly fruit, nuts and chocolate.
While Rome’s monuments are charted on maps, its cuisine is discovered through unguided exploration. Finding the local favorite eateries often requires wandering a few blocks off the tourist’s path. One… [Read More]