Spaghetti alla carbonara

Today my post is inspired by a dish I cooked recently : spaghetti alla carbonara (and yes, it’s the one in the picture).

This dish is typical of Rome and its region (Lazio). It’s said to have been created by people working charcoal (carbonai in Italian and carbonari in the Roman dialect), who couldn’t leave the place where they worked and so needed to eat something made from ingredients that were easily available and preservable.

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Vedi Napoli e poi…enjoy it! Part 2- Herculaneum

This is my second post on beautiful things to see in Naples; this time I write about something very archaeological. Indeed, the topic today is the archaeological site of Herculaneum (Ercolano in Italian), near Naples, and I have attached the first of two videos based on photos that I took at the site.

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Buon appetito! Risotto with saffron

Second post! This one will be of a different kind from the previous one… a culinary one! Actually I am inspired by something I cooked in these days – and that I absolutely like (and yes, the dish in the picture is the one that I actually cooked)!

So, I hope you will forgive me if my first post is about something typical Italian but not Neapolitan, and actually typical of Northern Italy, namely Milan. What I’m talking about? Risotto with saffron, of course… what else? I thought of describing how I do it, so you can try it and let me know if you like it.

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Vedi Napoli e poi… enjoy it! Part 1 – I Decumani

This is the first post on my blog; I’m so excited! As you can see on my About page, I’m from Naples. My city is famous, of course (!), for the pizza and for the songs and for the Vesuvius, and also for the many problems that, as in every big city, you can face there.

But there’s way more to it than this, Naples is a city with a long, uninterrupted history dating back to the ancient Greeks, and I want to show you the beautiful monuments and cultural stuff that you can visit there.

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