Food: The Other Legacy of Eternal Rome

Spend time immersed in Italian culture and learn about some of the culinary delights served in traditional Italian food as author Alicia Simcox recounts a day spent exploring a Roman market.

Artichokes in waiting. The artichoke has been cultivated in the Mediterranean Basin for at least a thousand years. Wild artichokes are still seen in many places, including Sicily and northern Africa. The ubiquitous vegetable is highly appreciated in Rome and is prepared in a great number of ways. One of the favorite presentations is "Carciofi alla Giudia."
Photo by Andreas Dueren