Thursday, May 19, 2011

When In Rome...


Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Rome (Full... by janetsilva

In search of a diversion from this rainy Connecticut weather, I stumbled upon a repeat of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, the Rome episode. Perfect!

In many ways, Rome symbolizes my culinary heritage. I love Rome, most of my father's family lives in Rome, I've visited a few times and I hope to visit again soon. Needless to say, the food and the commentary in this episode truly resonated with me: from the "purity" of the recipe to the importance of good ingredients to the use of seasonal, local ingredients. Bring it on!

If you too need a food diversion, watch this episode. Warning: It'll make you hungry!



"That's what seasonal means around here. Summer, around this time, we eat this. Later, we eat that. After that, another thing ... it's like right and wrong. You don't talk about it, you just live by those ideals as best you can."
"One day you're eating this, like with every meal, and the next it's gone and you're eating something else..."
Without waxing poetic and getting all sentimental, let me just say that I have very clear childhood memories proving true both of these statements (especially the latter). Italian broad beans anyone?

Oh, and before I go, you know I will most definitely be making the carbonara with zucchini flowers this summer!

Buon Appetito!
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