The highest point in Rome is Monte Mario, with its hilly paths and exceptional view overlooking the historic center and the Tiber Valley. A very special neighborhood, sublimely defined as "a bit neighborhood, a bit village" which still maintains its 'human' and typically Roman dimension.
In this quiet and green area of Rome, where the ‘air is good', we meet Giusy, our Cesarina. Born in Rome to Sicilian parents, her father was a pastry chef who passed on a passion for sweets. Already as a child, she knew how to prepare the cream filling for the cannoli, and many other dishes: caponata, frittella di fave (her father’s recipe) to pasta alla carrettiera, simple but mouth-watering. Living in Rome and having married a Roman, the Sicilian cuisine of her childhood was learned alongside the traditional local dishes: spaghetti alla carbonara, saltimbocca alla romana and 'pizza sbattuta', a Roman Easter sweet.
Giusy has passed on her passion for cooking to her children. The eldest, who is living in Paris, has married a Breton girl, so now he is teaching her the family recipes to keep the culinary tradition going.