Category Archives: Roman

Spaghetti with prawns, watercress and pesto

Peppery, refreshing and full of goodness, watercress has been farmed since prehistoric times. Its season is now, though under the right conditions it will grow nearly all year round… Spaghetti with prawns and watercress and pumpkin seed pesto OR Spaghetti con gamberi al pesto di semi di zucca e crescione d’acqua Serves 2 (with leftover pesto) […]

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Roasted Vegetable and Watercress Linguine

We take on watercress this week and this recipe is fresh and delicious! Serves 4 – Preparation 10 minutes – Cooking 30 minutes Roasted vegetable and watercress linguine OR Linguine alle verdure arrostite e crescione d’acqua Ingredients 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 red onion, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 100g chestnut mushrooms, […]

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Sicilian Spaghetti Stuffed Eggplant Rollups {Involtini di Melanzane}

We just returned from ten fabulous days in France, spending half our stay in Provence, and the other half in the French Alps so my husband and his friends could climb mountains on their bikes. Now our trip to Sicily last month seems so far away… Continue reading

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Herbed Farro Polenta Topped With Veggies & Celery Leaf Pistachio Pesto

It has been an extraordinarily cool and wet May here in Italy, so instead of wanting to make my typical warm weather dishes, I am still in the kitchen making hearty soups, stews, meaty pasta dishes, and even polenta. My kids grew up enjoying a … Continue reading

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Rome cracks down on fake centurions who charge tourists exorbitant sums for photographs

The costumed touts intimidate and hustle tourists at the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and other prime attractions around the capital Continue reading

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Road workers discover 2,000-year-old Roman villa

Routine operation leads to chance discovery on Esquiline Hill, one of the seven hills on which the imperial capital was built Continue reading

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Italians identify five locations where fabled Roman treasure hoard may be buried

Scientists to use ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic instruments to find gold buried alongside Visigoth warrior king Continue reading

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Hidden passageway once used by Roman emperors opens to public for first time

The covered ramp connected the Palatine Hill, where emperors lived in lavish palaces, with the Forum below Continue reading

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