‘La dolce vita’: discovering Rome

Rome – where all roads lead to the dining table. Food is a huge part of Roman culture and it begins with the best ingredients. The city, most famous for it’s ancient architecture, is alive with bustling markets like the Campo de’ Fiori and Testaccio Food Market where you can pick up everything from fresh pasta to maritozzi (sweet buns, a Roman specialty).

Yet any Roman will tell you, good company is just as important as good food. A trip to the market would be incomplete without popping into an espresso bar, and the long evenings are made for gathering together on a sun-soaked terrace to dine with family and friends. We met up with chef Emiko Davies, who showed us around Rome. We’ll be bringing you Emiko’s recipes and tips on living la dolce vita.

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