Pasta making class in Rome

Pici made and ready to be cooked - Pasta making class in Rome

As I love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, I happily accepted the invitation to join a pasta making class in Rome with a professional chef. The idea of spending an evening enjoying a homemade meal on the terrace of an apartment in the historic center is not one I could easily turn down. I’ve […]

La Festa di San Giuseppe and Bigné di San Giuseppe

Bigne di San Giuseppe - Festa di San Giuseppe

Buona Festa del Papà! (Happy Father’s Day) You may think I have the wrong date but here in Italy, Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19th which coincides with St. Joseph’s Day (La Festa di San Giuseppe), who happens to be the patron saint of the Church, fathers and carpenters. And is it then a […]

Easy Italian Recipe: Gnocchi di zucca alla romana

Easy Italian recipe: Gnocchi alla romana - ready to be baked

When my sister-in-law made this dish late last month, I asked her for the recipe as it was perfect for a chilly autumn’s day. I’ve made potato gnocchi before but never tried making gnocchi alla romana and this version makes it even more alluring as I love pumpkin. It is a surprisingly easy Italian recipe and […]

Easy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Soup - Perfect for autumn

First let me apologize for the lack of posts lately. While I was tied up with work in September, I was hoping October would give me a breather. Not quite so as I was still busy with work as well as baking chocolate desserts for my niece’s birthday, going on a hike, getting a cold, […]

Easy Italian Appetizer: Baked Lemon filled with Mozzarella

Easy Italian Appetizer - Baked Amalfi Lemons

This week I met up with my friend Gillian who had just returned from a trip to the Amalfi Coast. Loving Amalfi lemons as much as I do, Gillian mentioned that while she was there, she made an easy Italian appetizer from Jamie Oliver’s book “Jamie’s Italy” using Amalfi lemons. Thanks again, Gillian. Due to my […]

Simple Pasta Recipe: Tagliolini al Limone

Simple pasta recipe - Tagliolini al Limone - Fresh Pasta - Tagliolini

Confession. I love lemons and everything with lemons. While my favorite lemon recipe last summer was the Crostata con Crema al Limone (Lemon Tart), this year I was looking for a new lemon related recipe. And I found one. A simple pasta recipe – tagliolini al limone. Please allow me to digress for a second. […]

Homemade Meals and Baked Treats in Rome

Homemade Meals in Rome: Fettuccine al dente

My sister is still writing some posts to recount her very short two-week trip here as a tourist in Rome.  She managed to pack a lot in a relatively short period and has several more interesting posts to share over the next few weeks. Whenever I can manage to get BrowsingRome to cook or bake […]

Learning to make Brioche Veneziana

Learning to make brioche veneziana - End results

As my sister is in town for the next few weeks, she will be writing a few guest posts on BrowsingRome.  We will be checking out a few new places to eat as well as her old time favorites. Here’s her first guest post. ——- I’ll be doing a few guest posts during my two […]

Torta Rustica: Carciofi e Prosciutto Cotto

Torta rustica: Cooked carciofi

It’s carciofi (artichoke) season and as I volunteered to make some torte rustiche for my nieces birthday party, I thought a torta rustica with carciofi would be a good choice. As I have mentioned in my earlier post, I have never made torta rustica before and now I just love them! It’s a great dish […]

Torta Rustica: Spinaci e Ricotta

Torta rustica: Nieces birthday party

While ordering some food for my nieces birthday party this week, my sister-in-law mentioned maybe she should order some torta rustica for the adults. Torta rustica is a savory pie and since I have never made them before, I offered but  told her that it’s not a guarantee they will turn out. My sister-in-law is […]

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