Dec
06
2008

ROMAN COOKING..AND HOW TO DO IT

Our Blogger: Jona

Italy is a wonderful country symbolized by the capital, Rome. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations. If you are thinking of visiting the eternal city, your decision will surely be influenced by the art and culture of the Roman people. And not to a lesser extent, Roman cuisine, which attains a strong reputation worldwide thanks to its quality and natural ingredients.

 

1) ANTIPASTO (Starter) :  ROMAN CROSTINI

Roman Crostini - the delicious traditional starter

Ingredients:

stale bread, mozzarella, salted anchovy, butter, parsley.

Preparation:

Mix the anchovies with the butter and spread this on slices of bread. Grease a baking dish with butter and then take the slices of bread and add mozzarella to each, sliced. Flavour with salt and pepper and Bake for about 8 minutes.

 

2) PRIMO PIATTO (first course): BUCATINI ALL’AMATRICIANA 

Bucatini all' amatriciana - so tasty you could stop eating spaghetti altogether

Ingredients:

bucatini (spaghetti shaped pasta), pancetta, 1 glass of white wine, tomatoes, grated pecorino cheese, chilli, onions.

Preparation:

In a frying pan fry the onion and pancetta. When the meat is golden brown, add the wine and mix until it evaporates. Then add some tomato, chilli peppers and leave to boil. Drain the pasta, seasoned with sauce. Stir quickly and sprinkle the cheese on top.

 

3) SECONDO PIATTO (second course): SALTIMBOCCA ALLA ROMANA  

Roman veal - meat has never tasted so good

Ingredients:

Slices of veal, ham (prosciutto crudo), butter, a dash of white wine, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Preparation:

Place the meat on a chopping board and beat each slice. Then add salt, pepper, a slice of ham for each, and a sage leaf. Pierce with a toothpick to keep everything together. In a frying pan, melt the butter and add the meat. When the pieces are golden, add the white wine and leave to cook on a moderate flame until ready.

 

And finally…

If this wets your appetite enough to visit Rome, why not check into Hotel Des Artistes for a stay near some great eateries… there’s even a 10 percent discount on selected restaurants nearby.

Buon appetito, and happy eating!!!

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