Posts tagged Rome
Roman Food : an offal lot of offal

Few foods inspire such a ferocious response from people as 'offal' does. Tell someone you've prepared offal for tea and you'll likely receive a barrage of onomatopoeia - 'bleurghs', 'eurghs' and probably a bit of gagging.

Rarely will you hear the words 'PHWOAR! Entrails? Please do pass over the plate!'

But, unless you are a Vegetarian, you cannot say you have eaten properly in Rome unless you've tried offal. Oxtails, brains, calf intestines and lamb inners are all menu stalwarts in Rome. 

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Inside Scoop: Three of my favourite gelateria in Rome

Rome is a haven for gelato. There are probably just as many gelateria as there are churches in the city, from huge labyrinths offering over 250 flavours, to pokey windows, to gourmet establishments offering everything from pistachio to parmesan. 

Rome is to the gelato afficiando, what Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is to Augustus Gloop. 

Here’s my guide to three of my favourite gelato in the city (all natural of course): 

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Roman Food: Panino con Porchetta

I thought us Brits were masters of a pig sandwich. Most of us have grown up on a Saturday morning diet of sausage sarnies and bacon baps. We’ve all enjoyed a great big gorgeously greasy hog roast on Bonfire night. 

Sadly, I think the Roman counterpart comes up trumps - a panino con porcehetta puts our sad and limp water-pumped sausage slapped between two slices of white hovis to shame.

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