Local Cuisine and Special dining experience in Rome

A good reason to enjoy the flavors of local cuisine, is the one that drives you to a Ristorante del Buon Ricordo– restaurant of good memories!
The name itself…

Popular restaurants, offering a “specialty” of the Buon Ricordo – Good memories,  a representative dish of the area in which they operate. 
Those who taste the specialties, receive a free ceramic plate, commemorating the restaurant and the specialty itself: a gift that intended to fix the “good memories” of a special dining experience. 
This tip goes for anyone who is walking in Rome and that will find the addresses of restaurants HERE

But,
for those who are at home and are thinking ….
now,
what I prepare for lunch?

Here we are!

PASTA CACIO E PEPE

Easy, fast, good,  from a recipe of a famous Italian chef …. 

350 gr grated pecorino cheese seasoned
PLENTY of pepper
400g spaghetti
hot water from the pasta

Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water for 8, 10 minutes. The spaghetti should be “al dente“!

Drain the pasta, but hold a little of the cooking water.
Put the spaghetti in an hot bowl, sprinkle with a LOT of pepper, add the Pecorino cheese and gradually add the cooking water, to form a cream.
Serve the spaghetti in hot dishes! 

This is the secret: the hot cooking water allows the pasta to pull out the starch that, mixed with the cheese, forms the cream of this fabulous sauce!
Buon appetito!

…..see you! 🙂

The Smell of Bread in Roma

1 kg of flour , 30 g of yeast , salt to taste  a little bit of  warm water.

This is the Bread.

1) Place the flour on the table, dissolve yeast in warm water and salt, pour it in the middle of the fountain.
2) Add more warm water. Knead the dough for 20 minutes continuously and with a lot of energy.
3) Place it in a bowl, floured, cover with cloth and let rise in a warm place for 3 hours. The pasta will double in volume.
4) At this point take it with wet hands and give it the preferred form. Bake it (must be pre-heated oven) and cook until the crust is crisp!

If you’re walking around Rome and… have a peckish,
then, you have to make a stop at Panificio Colapicchioni , in Via Tacito 76.

Famous bakery, not only for the bread but, especially, for the white pizza!

I always go there at 12.00 am!

see you… 😉

Prawns sautéed with basil

Always miss the time!

We are always in a hurry, and eating becomes our ultimate interest!

WRONG!

Never forget to gratify the taste!

So, here’s another TIP, easy, easy ….

For 4 persons: 16 Prawns, fresh basil, garlic, 2 tomatoes, 1 cup white wine, 50 g pine nuts, 1 lime, 2 bunches of arugula, fresh parsley, olive oil, Salt and pepper. Shell the prawns, leaving tails attached. The marinade: blend the basil, a clove of garlic, the grated rind of a lime and some olive oil. Put the mixture into a bowl, combine pine nuts, salt and pepper. Cover and put to rest in the fridge. The tomatoes sauce: in another bowl, place the tomatoes cut into cubes, add the grated rind of the lemon, 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley and a little oilsalt and pepper.

Sauté the shrimp in a pan with some oil for 3 or 4 minutes.

Put the arugula on plates, arrange the Prawns on the arugula and dress with the tomato sauce and the marinade with basil.

Garnish with lemon wedges and basil!

GOURMET!

See you! 🙂