As one of the most typical desserts belonging to the Italian Christmas tradition, not all Panettone are as good as the artisanal one. Here the best places around Italy where to find the most delicious artisanal Panettone:Pasticceria Attilio Servi, Roma – LazioEnoteca Posillipo, Gabicce Monte – MarchePasticceria Natale, San Cesario Di Lecce – PugliaDolciarte, Avellino – CampaniaPasticceria Comi, Missaglia (LC) – LombardyPasticceria Martesana, Milano – LombardySal del Riso, Tramonti (SA) – CampaniaPasticceria Merlo, Pioltello (MI) – LombardyPasticceria Pepe, Sant’Egidio del Monte Albino (SA) – CampaniaPasticceria Tiri, Acerenza (PZ) – BasilicataRead all, click on the photo
Enjoy traditional Italian dishes without the bread and pasta.
The people of ancient Rome may have lived thousands of years ago, but their diets were anything but old-fashioned. In fact, they chowed down on many foods we would shudder to even consider consuming today. The rich and famous, ranging from studs like Caesar and Antony to leading ladies like Livia, loved nothing more than to open their mouths and shovel in the oddest dishes our modern brains can imagine.
Even ancient writers loved to parody the weird things Romans ate. In his Satyricon, comic writer Petronius joked about the insanely lavish meal hosted by the freedman Trimalchio. So gauche it was gross, Trimalchio’s feast shows Roman foodies – and the nouveau riche – at their worst.
So what did ancient Romans eat? Gourmands like the gluttonous Emperor Elagabalus might decide to serve up parrot heads or dolphin meatballs; guests might season their dishes, no matter how fancy, with garum, a really gross-sounding sauce made out of fermented fish guts. They consumed the flesh of animals that came straight outta the arena, turned sacrificial blood into pudding and stuffed sausages, and cooked pests, making them into remedies for serious medical conditions. Gotta love those weird Roman foods! Vote up the weird foods from ancient Roman cuisine you wouldn’t dare eat.