A lot about Italy in the international press of late is about doom and gloom; how the eurozone and broader global financial crisis has just about crippled this country’s economy and people. But there are also many community projects and people committed to culture, growth and community. These don’t generally make for good news stories though. Speaking of myths and generic news stories – mention Sicily to anyone and you
The Milan World Expo is a world fair that this year brings together over 140 nations to talk about food systems, innovation and nutrition. Each country showcases the very best of what they are doing in the food sector through cluster stands and unique, architecturally designed pavilions, aiming to promote the Expo theme of “Feed the Planet”. The overarching objective is to produce the “Milan Charter” – a roadmap if
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
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.
I go to and get invited to a lot of events in Rome. But today I had the pleasure of being a part of something really special. Roman with Umbrian origins, Fabrizio Lupi worked as a brand manager and in corporate marketing for years. But from a young age had a passion for food and cooking. So he walked away from his career and started Casa Fabri. Basically he offers
Italian cuisine is so diverse from region to region. The characteristics which define these differences are based on agriculture, climate, economy and historical traditions. But one common thread is pride. Yes, from north to south, mainland to the islands, Italians are extremely proud of their cuisine. Their customs and food plays a fundamental role in socialising, community building and family. Oh and they’re a romantic bunch too! I guess you
Many many years ago in Melbourne, an astrologer told me he saw my name in the stars. He said, “I see your name up in lights.” However ridiculous it sounded at the time, it has, in a sense – and more than a decade later – come true. On Friday night, the Rome episode of Dubai-produced social travel series Peeta Planet aired across the Middle East to about 50 million
This is Food, a two day food event, hits Rome this weekend. I was unable to attend last year but intend on being there this time around! Held at Officine Farneto in the Foro Italico / Stadio Olimpico zone (about 20 minutes drive north of the historical centre), the event will feature food stands from some of the city’s premier dining establishments, street food artists, gastronomy workshops and kids activities.