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.


  • sgump  on  8/22/2016 at 8:41 PM

    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  8/23/2016 at 3:25 AM

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

  • vickster  on  8/23/2016 at 7:07 AM

    rice dishes

  • okmosa  on  8/23/2016 at 7:58 AM

    squash blossoms. squash blossoms. squash blossoms.

  • d.oconnor  on  8/23/2016 at 8:13 AM

    Really great pizza!

  • jyms  on  8/23/2016 at 9:21 AM


  • Siegal  on  8/23/2016 at 10:15 AM

    I want to learn more about ancient grains

  • JulesLP  on  8/23/2016 at 10:22 AM

    Pasta all day long

  • pgarcia  on  8/23/2016 at 11:42 AM

    Old-world pizza?

  • katenolan  on  8/23/2016 at 2:45 PM

    All the cheeses!

  • Seren_Ann  on  8/23/2016 at 3:00 PM

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

  • FieryItalian  on  8/23/2016 at 3:04 PM

    I'd like to learn more about using artichokes.

  • jthelwell  on  8/23/2016 at 3:33 PM

    I want to learn about olives.

  • Rinshin  on  8/23/2016 at 3:34 PM

    Matching wine with Roman food.

  • Zosia  on  8/24/2016 at 8:38 AM


  • Astrid5555  on  8/24/2016 at 11:41 AM

    Cacio e pepe!

  • meggan  on  8/25/2016 at 1:48 PM

    Bottarga - it sounds magical.

  • Nancith  on  8/25/2016 at 9:37 PM

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

  • nikignu  on  8/26/2016 at 1:59 PM

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

  • juazella  on  8/27/2016 at 1:18 AM

    fried rice balls

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  8/28/2016 at 1:49 AM

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

  • earthnfire  on  8/28/2016 at 3:49 PM

    squash blossoms; zucchini

  • Joyceeong  on  8/29/2016 at 10:06 AM


  • SamanthaV  on  8/29/2016 at 2:44 PM

    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  8/29/2016 at 7:02 PM

    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  8/29/2016 at 7:26 PM

    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  8/29/2016 at 7:35 PM

    carciofi alla giudia

  • Sfgordon  on  8/30/2016 at 1:09 AM

    artichokes and espresso, maybe not together?

  • mziech  on  8/30/2016 at 1:38 AM

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

  • ballen  on  8/30/2016 at 5:26 AM

    pappa al pomodoro

  • pokarekare  on  8/30/2016 at 5:37 AM

    truffles of ccourse!

  • Imiannie  on  8/30/2016 at 8:21 AM

    Pasta pasta pasta

  • sarahawker  on  8/30/2016 at 10:02 AM

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

  • wester  on  8/30/2016 at 11:01 AM

    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  8/30/2016 at 1:04 PM


  • annieski  on  8/31/2016 at 5:56 AM

    Gnocchi and other handmade pasta

  • kbennall  on  8/31/2016 at 5:59 PM

    Osso bucco!

  • Arinelle  on  9/2/2016 at 7:09 PM

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

  • Oysterbee  on  9/2/2016 at 7:43 PM

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

  • elysek  on  9/2/2016 at 9:54 PM


  • cadfael  on  9/3/2016 at 12:20 PM

    the ultimate pasta a la vongole

  • nadiam1000  on  9/4/2016 at 8:11 AM

    Pizza and bread

  • Teruska  on  9/5/2016 at 12:59 PM

    Homemade pasta

  • Lyndaherman  on  9/6/2016 at 7:29 PM

    Different sauces for pasta

  • love2chow  on  9/7/2016 at 9:59 AM

    eggplant, zucchini blossoms and roasted lamb

  • trudys_person  on  9/7/2016 at 12:41 PM

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

  •  on  9/7/2016 at 8:49 PM

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

  • Orielle  on  9/8/2016 at 8:14 AM


  • tarae1204  on  9/10/2016 at 6:07 PM

    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  9/11/2016 at 8:11 PM

    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  9/14/2016 at 12:32 PM

    All the different pastas... and fried things :D

  • EmilyChiam  on  9/15/2016 at 4:06 AM

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

  • Sueskitchen  on  9/19/2016 at 9:45 AM

    Artichokes and squash blossoms!!

  • mcrimmins  on  9/19/2016 at 9:47 AM

    I am interested in learning about bread and olives.

  • beachgirlonli  on  9/19/2016 at 10:33 AM

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

  • lollytrolley  on  9/19/2016 at 10:35 AM

    Definitely squash blossoms!

  • tennyogirl  on  9/19/2016 at 11:24 AM


  • tmcginty  on  9/19/2016 at 11:25 AM


  • lauriesk  on  9/19/2016 at 11:49 AM

    Any recipe with fresh herbs.

  • Janette13  on  9/19/2016 at 12:08 PM

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

  • rchesser  on  9/19/2016 at 3:21 PM


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