If only Cinderella had known …

If only Cinderella had the address of the Confetteria Conti in Rome… she would have laid the glass slippers!

They are waiting for her, in fact, the sweet chocolate shoes, combined with bags of chocolate, the
latest addition of Confetteria Conti…

Confetti, as you’ve never seen and enjoyed, framed: almonds and lemon juice or orange juice or Grand Marnier … chocolate with coffee, whiskey, cinnamon, pepper, eggnog, mint …white chocolate with pear, tangerine, apple green .

If you enter into this corner of sweetness, you will be greeted by the exquisite courtesy of the Responsible Manager, Ms. Stefania, and her collaborators, who will accompany you in tasting, you got it, these small masterpieces of flavor!

You may think bringing delicious packages of 500 grams, or 1 kg of Confetti of your choice, for a, definitely, different GIFT from Rome!

                                                                                                            …see you! 🙂

Via di Campo Marzio, 44
tel. +39 06 68301775
email roma@conticonfetteria.it

 This is the “language” of colors of Confetti…

“Poets and writers as Leopardi, Carducci, Verga, Pascoli and D’Annunzio, have written about a candy sweet that enriched meals and important ceremonies: the Confetti.

For every festivity, there is a different color of candy:
the wedding is white, indicating the purity of the bride

              in Baptism, pink for girls, indicating the color of blood and 
                    then female fertility;
                                  and blue for boys, indicating the color of the sky 
                                                 and then the future moral elevation.
   At the wedding of gold, colored gold confetti
                      at the wedding of silver, colored silver confetti
                          confetti red for graduation
                              the green confetti for promise of marriage and…. so on.” 

Nice souvenir from a romantic Rome

You are in Rome …

you are a couple,

you’re in love!

Do you want a beautiful, romantic souvenir?

After climbing the stairs of

Trinità dei Monti, and having admired the “roofs of Rome”, choose among the various artists who are waiting to do portraits.

They are very good and they will personalize with unique Artwork, what you are living and feeling….

Amatriciana pasta

 Here we are the recipe of a dish that you can taste in Rome: Bucatini or Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

  • I /2 pound of bucatini(Pasta),

  • 150 g of bacon
  •  a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil 
  • white wine
  • 6 or 7 ripe tomatoes (SanMarzano tomatoes or Vesuvian tomatoes, as a recipe of CasaChiara,Wonderful Farmhouse in Umbria)
  • a piece of red pepper (or more, if you like spicy)
  • 100g of grated pecorino cheese
  • salt.

And now….

grease the frying pan with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and brown the bacon cut  into small cubes, with pepper.
Sprinkle with white wine, then remove the bacon (to remove excess oil).

 Add the tomatoes, sliced and without seeds (to remove the skins is better to blanch the tomatoes in hot water).
After 2 or 3 minutes add the tomato, put in the pieces of bacon and remove the chili. Reshuffled again for very little time.

Boil the pasta al dente and drain. 

Place in a bowl, add the grated pecorino. Add the sauce and mix. 

Garnish with more cheese if you like.

And….Buon appetito!

The origin of pasta “matriciana” is very old, straight from the institution of “matriarchy”. It was a dish used only in specific ceremonies that took place during the winter solstice in the mountains of northern Lazio, where the men were not only excluded, but completely unaware.

When they invented Pasta Amatriciana, (from Amatrice town in Abruzzo), this dish was the main meal of the many pastors, but originally was without the tomatoes, and it was called “Gricia”.
With the discovery of the America, and the arrival of tomatoes in Europe, this vegetable was added to the preparation and became “Amatriciana”.