Typical roman food
If you are in Rome you definitely want to taste typical Roman food. Here are some of the dishes that Rome is famous for:
- Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe – “Cacio e Pepe” means “cheese and pepper”. As the name suggests, the ingredients of the dish are very simple and include only black pepper, Pecorino Romano cheese, and pasta.
- Spaghetti alla Carbonara – is dressed in raw egg yolk, black pepper, guanciale and grated Pecorino Romano.
- Bucatini all’amatriciana – Bucatini – thick spaghetti with a hole running through the center – are accompanied by l’amatriciana which is made of tomatoes, peperoncino, guanciale (pig’s cheek), and grated Pecorino Romano.
- Carciofi alla giudia – they are artichokes beaten against a hard surface until the petals bloom open like a flower, and then deep-fried to golden perfection.
- Puntarelle – are slightly bitter green leaves that are soaked in ice water until they curl up, then tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, and anchovies to make a crunchy, earthy salad.
- Abbacchio – is lamb chops seasoned with salt, pepper, and herbs like thyme, tarragon and rosemary, before being rubbed with either lard or olive oil, grilled, and served with a lemon wedge.
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