10 main dishes of Roman cuisine
Going to Rome, I want to completely immerse ourselves in its atmosphere, get acquainted with the cultural traditions and features of life. Authentic cuisine plays an important role in this…

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The best pizzerias in Rome
What do you want a spree tourist? Right, eat! What to eat in Rome? Right, pizza! Skillful cooks turn a piece of dough with something up there into a true…

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Not only Margarita: Everything You Need to Know About Pizza (part 1)
Everybody knows the Italian national dish in the form of a round open tortilla with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. And although the pizza boom has long passed, pizzerias are becoming…

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The history of pizza

How did pizza come about? Similar dishes already existed among the ancient Greeks and Romans. They were dishes laid out on slices of bread. Bread with additives of meat, cheese, olives, vegetables, dairy products was included in rations for Roman legionnaires. It was the food of both the patricians and the plebeians. Roman Mark Apicius in the 1st century BC wrote a book in which recipes of the “ancestors” of modern pizza were given. Olive oil, cheese, pieces of chicken meat, mint, nuts, garlic, pepper were placed on the dough in various combinations. The word pizza itself is close to the words piazza (square) piatto (plate). In 1522, tomatoes were brought to Europe and in Italy they began to cook almost classic pizza. In the 17th century, special people appeared who cook pizza for peasants. They are called pizzaiolo (pizzaiolo). Continue reading

Review of roman restaurant La Viletta
La Viletta restaurant, which is a trattoria-pizzeria, we discovered by chance in early April while walking around the Roman district of Trastevere with our guests from South Africa, Chibon and…

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Cafe Babylon
A cafe in Rome is located in the marvelous Transtevere district, opposite the Squaranta e Pasquale Baylon church. Babylon - a democratic institution, under the roof of which fits a…

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Time for real Italian pizza: 7 best recipes at home (part 1)
Birth Story If you go to Italy for real pizza, you can be a little disappointed. This dish, firmly entrenched in the menu of Russian pizzerias, has nothing to do…

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Forms and types of pasta (part 1)
Today, the market offers more than 350 types of various forms of pasta. Moreover, their amazing variety can vary from classic tubes to tennisrackets. Almost any significant event in the…

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