HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

March 2015

La Pajata Returns to Rome: A Guide to (the real) Roman Cuisine 

La Pajata has finally returned to roman menus. I don’t like the dish but I’m a traditionalist and like to see cucina romana (roman cuisine) and culinary traditions preserved. So, what exactly is La Pajata, you may be thinking?  It’s a dish prepared with the intestines of unweaned baby calves. So given they’ve only been feeding off their mothers milk, their intestines are full of the stuff and when cooked

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Streeat Food Truck Festival in Rome

This weekend the European Streeat Food Truck Festival heads to Rome. So if you’re looking for me, you’ll know where I’ll be!  On from tonight (4pm-1am) until Sunday (27-29 March, Sat and Sun: 11am-1am), the festival brings together more than 30 food trucks and ape vans to the Citta dell’altra Economia (the outdoor space that sits behind the MACRO museum in Testaccio – the ex slaughterhouse!). Food trucks that will

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Because We Can Can-Can The Musical: Sopra Le Righe – The Pride of Gaeta

This weekend Because We Can Can-Can debuts in Gaeta – a small coastal Lazio town which has become my home away from home (and Rome!). The amateur musical production is set to premiere today at the town’s Ariston Theatre ahead of opening night on Monday 16 March. I met the organisers, Sopra Le Righe through special friends of mine and they have taken a very special place in my heart.

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Where to Eat in Trastevere

Too often I read that there is nowhere to eat well in Rome’s Trastevere. That it’s only for tourists. Well I for one, can vouch that I live and eat here and am not a tourist. And while there is a very large community of foreigners – in particular, a large contingent of American university students – there are many Romans who still cal Trastevere home and many more who

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