Mama Pasta: Where Tradition is Shaken Up with Innovation

Despite it serves only Italian pasta dishes and looks like a tourist trap, Mama Pasta is actually a fresh, innovative and inexpensive little restaurant located inside the small alleys of Trastevere. The peculiar characteristic of this all-about-pasta restaurant is that the customers are able to see the preparation of their customized pasta dishes, which are …

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VEGAN in Rome

BY FRANCESCA DE SMET Roman gladiators: healthy, muscular, and powerful men. One would think they were fuelled by piles of protein-rich meat, but the opposite is true. They owed their bodybuilding physique to a traditional plant-based diet consisting of ancient grains, beans and drinks made from plant ashes. Dishes like spaghetti alla carbonara or all’amatriciana …

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HIROKO SASAKI : The Art of Japanese Cuisine

BY POLINA KUZNETSOVA At Rokko, a Japanese restaurant in the heart of Rome, the little glass doors open to unveil a cozy room. There are colorful cat figures beside the steps, which welcome everyone who enters here. On the left is sushi bar, where chef Takehisa works on his fish masterpieces. Finally, a female figure …

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Barilla Restaurants: Italian cuisine in the Big Apple

Picture by Barilla Press By Cristina Di Leva NEW YORK – For the first time in its history, Barilla, the Italian family-owned food company established in Parma in 1877, has brought the excellence of the real Italian cuisine in the United States, specifically in New York City, with the opening of three restaurants in Midtown …

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