Cookbook giveaway – Tasting Rome

Tasting RomeIn their new cookbook Tasting Rome, journalist Katie Parla and photographer Kristina Gill capture cucina romana –  Rome’s unique character and evolved food culture – a culmination of two thousand years of history. Each recipe was selected for the story it tells, and combined the recipes acknowledge the foundations of the cuisine and demonstrate how it has transitioned to the variations found today.

You can learn more about the cookbook by reading co-author Kristina Gill’s story of how she fell in love with Rome and wanted to tell the story of its food.

We’re delighted to offer 1 copy of Tasting Rome to EYB Members worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Which Roman ingredient or recipe are you most interested in learning more about?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends September 19, 2016.

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  • sgump  on  August 22, 2016

    Ah–the cover illustration has made me fixate on squash blossoms: I'd love to learn the A to Zed of how to harvest them (or where to find them–and at what time of year), how to prepare them for use, and how to incorporate them into a variety of Roman dishes. Exciting!

  • Therese  on  August 23, 2016

    So much beautiful food, history and food history in Rome! Coming from the sub tropics, artichoke is a delicious mystery to me.

  • vickster  on  August 23, 2016

    rice dishes

  • okmosa  on  August 23, 2016

    squash blossoms. squash blossoms. squash blossoms.

  • d.oconnor  on  August 23, 2016

    Really great pizza!

  • jyms  on  August 23, 2016


  • Siegal  on  August 23, 2016

    I want to learn more about ancient grains

  • JulesLP  on  August 23, 2016

    Pasta all day long

  • pgarcia  on  August 23, 2016

    Old-world pizza?

  • katenolan  on  August 23, 2016

    All the cheeses!

  • Seren_Ann  on  August 23, 2016

    I'd like to see some Italian dessert recipes, I feel like I'm always cooking italian main courses but never desserts !

  • FieryItalian  on  August 23, 2016

    I'd like to learn more about using artichokes.

  • jthelwell  on  August 23, 2016

    I want to learn about olives.

  • Rinshin  on  August 23, 2016

    Matching wine with Roman food.

  • Zosia  on  August 24, 2016


  • Astrid5555  on  August 24, 2016

    Cacio e pepe!

  • meggan  on  August 25, 2016

    Bottarga – it sounds magical.

  • Nancith  on  August 25, 2016

    recipes with eggplant would be fantastic! (is that Roman?)

  • nikignu  on  August 26, 2016

    Beef tongue! I've only had it mexican-style

  • juazella  on  August 27, 2016

    fried rice balls

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  August 28, 2016

    I am most interested to learn the different ways of using olives in food.

  • earthnfire  on  August 28, 2016

    squash blossoms; zucchini

  • Joyceeong  on  August 29, 2016


  • SamanthaV  on  August 29, 2016

    There are so many amazing foods from Italy, I'd love to learn how to use Olives and the flowers from the Zucchini, I always have so many of them from the garden.

  • JessicaEagle  on  August 29, 2016

    Thanks for this giveaway. There are so many good food from Italy. I'd loved to learn how to cook eggplant and some good pasta sauce. Miammm…!

  • JustMeLA  on  August 29, 2016

    Sweet Corn Cappellacci…this is one of the best summer pasta dishes I have ever experienced. It's Italian but not so sure it is Roman.

  • t.t  on  August 29, 2016

    carciofi alla giudia

  • Sfgordon  on  August 30, 2016

    artichokes and espresso, maybe not together?

  • mziech  on  August 30, 2016

    The beef tongue with salsa verde…is it different from the version in northern Italy. (Lombardy, piemonte)

  • ballen  on  August 30, 2016

    pappa al pomodoro

  • pokarekare  on  August 30, 2016

    truffles of ccourse!

  • Imiannie  on  August 30, 2016

    Pasta pasta pasta

  • sarahawker  on  August 30, 2016

    Mushrooms, some of the pest mushroom dishes I've ever had were in Rome.

  • wester  on  August 30, 2016

    Italian cuisine is always more about style and method than about particular ingredients. The anchovy and frisée casserole sounds just like one of those simple but brilliant recipes.
    I'm also looking forward to the taxi drivers' stories.

  • minerva  on  August 30, 2016


  • annieski  on  August 31, 2016

    Gnocchi and other handmade pasta

  • kbennall  on  August 31, 2016

    Osso bucco!

  • Arinelle  on  September 2, 2016

    Not sure if arancini is specifically Roman, but I've never made them yet.

  • Oysterbee  on  September 2, 2016

    I would love to make some delicious Roman sauces to go with the pasta!

  • elysek  on  September 2, 2016


  • cadfael  on  September 3, 2016

    the ultimate pasta a la vongole

  • nadiam1000  on  September 4, 2016

    Pizza and bread

  • Teruska  on  September 5, 2016

    Homemade pasta

  • Lyndaherman  on  September 6, 2016

    Different sauces for pasta

  • love2chow  on  September 7, 2016

    eggplant, zucchini blossoms and roasted lamb

  • trudys_person  on  September 7, 2016

    I'm interested in the rice dishes, and seafood … And generally, in exploring the regions of Italy!

  •  on  September 7, 2016

    Artisanal pasta- always looking for traditional and new ideas on how to make, what unusual ingredients to use…

  • Orielle  on  September 8, 2016


  • tarae1204  on  September 10, 2016

    For me there's not a specific ingredient that comes to mind but rather the simple but brilliant techniques that you discover with Italian cooking.

  • ltsuk  on  September 11, 2016

    I want to know what is unique to Rome – I have cookbooks from other parts of Italy so I need one for Rome.

  • verorenee  on  September 14, 2016

    All the different pastas… and fried things ๐Ÿ˜€

  • EmilyChiam  on  September 15, 2016

    I would like to look at what Romans eat at home, rustic and robust!

  • Sueskitchen  on  September 19, 2016

    Artichokes and squash blossoms!!

  • mcrimmins  on  September 19, 2016

    I am interested in learning about bread and olives.

  • beachgirlonli  on  September 19, 2016

    I am not the best cook so I would love to learn about anything I can from this book ๐Ÿ™‚ I always wanted to learn how to make homemade spaghetti sauce!

  • lollytrolley  on  September 19, 2016

    Definitely squash blossoms!

  • tennyogirl  on  September 19, 2016


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  • lauriesk  on  September 19, 2016

    Any recipe with fresh herbs.

  • Janette13  on  September 19, 2016

    I can't pick one so I will say all of the above,thank you xo

  • rchesser  on  September 19, 2016


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