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Slow Food

Cecilia S.

Roma (RM) - Lazio

Cesarina Cecilia works as an international journalist, but at home her passion is cooking. She’s found away of uniting her work and her hobby by inviting people from all over the world to have dinners at her house. This gives her the chance to meet people from many different company and share their stories at the table, surrounded by good food and wine.

Cecilia welcomes her guests into her beautiful home, which is right in front of Rome's Basilica di San Paolo, a stone’s throw away from the banks of the Tiber. She occupies the top two floors of a gorgeous building built in 1915. It has a beautiful terrace which looks out over the capital, so you can enjoy a taste of Rome in style - and with excellent company, of course!

By the Tiber

Spaghetti alla Carbonara and other delights: discovering Roman cuisine

Immerse yourself in the culinary traditions of Rome and the Lazio region with Cesarina Cecilia. Her menu opens with a traditional appetiser, a platter of regional cheeses and hams, accompanied by a tasty ‘pizza bianca’.

The first course is one of the symbols of Roman cuisine: spaghetti alla carbonara, a dish that certainly needs no introductions. This recipe, often interpreted in complicated ways by chefs outside of Italy, simply combines guanciale pork, egg yolks, pecorino cheese and black pepper, for a taste that you will never forget! Her second course is a ‘saltimbocca alla romana’, tender fillets of veal topped with prosciutto and sage leaves, accompanied by Roman artichokes.

To round off this rich Roman menu, Chiara prepares an irresistable ricotta and wild cherry tart, a perfect end to a delicious experience.

A selection of cheeses and hams from the Lazio region, with 'pizza bianca'
Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Saltimbocca alla romana
Artichokes alla romana
Ricotta and wild cherry tart