There is other city quite like Rome. Once capital of an empire, this vibrant metropolis is steeped in awe-inspiring architectural, cultural and culinary history. It sits in Lazio, a region awash with charm and natural beauty. With the emphasis on fresh ingredients and local specialities this delightful little book captures the essence of Roman cooking with a vibrant collection of classic recipes. Featured here are traditional dishes such as Pasta Carbonara; Vegetable Soup with Semolina; Roman Roast Lamb; Baked Eggs with Tomatoes; and the irresistible rum and chocolate cake, Civitavecchia. With beautiful photography, step-by-step recipe instructions, and cook's tips, this recipe book is a delightful introduction to the food and cooking of Rome and will please anyone interested in producing mouthwatering meals to impress friends and family alike.
Valentina Harris descended from the Renaissance family Sforza and grew up in Italy. She studied at the Scuola di Alta Cucina Cordon Bleu School in Rome. From there she moved to London and in 1984 published her first book, Perfect Pasta. Since then, Valentina has written over 20 books on Italian cooking and regularly features on television and radio.