Pyramid of Caius Cestius

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius and the Protestant Cemetery are two of the lesser-known highlights of southern Rome. Join me on a quick tour and discover the graves of the English poets Keats and Shelley.

Cooking Carbonara the right way (recipe)

spaghetti alla carbonara

  After pizza, spaghetti alla carbonara is probably Italy's most famous dish, but also its most controversial. Everybody knows that this plate of bacon-and-egg pasta is supposed to have a rich, creamy, sauce, but few know the real secret of how to achieve it. Outside—and even inside—Italy, people often cheat and add a little (or … Continue reading Cooking Carbonara the right way (recipe)