The Roads to Rome and Old World Italian Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of each of the following titles: The Roads to Rome by Jarrett Wrisley and Paolo Vitaletti and Old World Italian: Recipes and Secrets from Our Travels in Italy by Mimi Thorisson.

Take a culinary journey to Italy with these two beautiful cookbooks as your tour guides. We will begin on the road to Rome.

The Roads to Rome by Jarrett Wrisley and Paolo Vitaletti is an ode to the butchers, fishermen, and other artisans who feed the eternal city, and how their history and culture come to the plate. When Wrisley opened an Italian restaurant in Bangkok with his business partner and chef, Paolo Vitaletti, he wanted to run the most authentic Roman trattoria he could. But travels in Italy taught him that Roman cuisine doesn’t come from Rome, but from the roads to Rome the trade routes that brought foods from all over Italy to the capital.

As Jarrett and Paolo weave their way between Roman kitchens and through the countryside of Lazio, Umbria, and Emilia-Romagna, they encounter farmers and artisans who show us the origins of the ingredients that gave rise to such iconic Roman dishes as Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe and Spaghetti all’Amatriciana. The exquisite journey also sheds light on the dishes of the countryside – from Vignarola (sautéed artichokes, fava beans, and spring peas with guanciale) to Cozze alla Marinara (mussels pulled straight from the Amalfi coast).

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Old World Italian: Recipes and Secrets from Our Travels in Italy by Mimi Thorisson is the third offering from the award-winning blogger who leads a seemingly idyllic life in France. In this book, Mimi dives into Italian cooking based on her travels and tackles each region of Italy with the passion she applies to everything. Stunning photographs and recipes from pasta to desserts are shared beautifully

From Tuscany to Umbria to Naples and more, Mimi dives into Italy’s diverse regional cuisines and shares 100 recipes for authentic, classic dishes, enriched by conversations with devoted local food experts who share their timeworn techniques and stories. You’ll indulge in dishes culled from across the country. The mysteries of Italian food culture will unravel as you learn to execute a perfect Neapolitan-style pizza at home or make a beautiful Cacio e pepe.

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Special thanks to the publisher for offering a set of the above titles to our members in the US. Entry options include answering the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index of The Roads to Rome would you make first?

Which recipe in the index of Old World Italian would you make first?

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52 Comments

  • LizyB  on  January 11, 2021

    Cavatelli with lamb ragu from the Roads to Rome
    and
    Pumpkin Ravioli with brown butter, chestnut, and sage from Old World Italian

  • lean1  on  January 11, 2021

    Puntarelle salad from Roads to Rome

  • lean1  on  January 11, 2021

    Eggplant Parmigiana from Old World Italian is a must!
    Roman food is the best!

  • Shelley.b  on  January 11, 2021

    Butcher shop ragu

  • Shelley.b  on  January 11, 2021

    Roasted pepper salad

  • kmn4  on  January 11, 2021

    Pasta, like in Norcia, with sheep cheese (Pasta alla Norcina con primo sale)

  • matag  on  January 11, 2021

    Cavatelli with lamb ragù

  • kmn4  on  January 11, 2021

    Bone marrow risotto [Consorzio]

  • matag  on  January 11, 2021

    Veal scaloppine with sage and prosciutto

  • ravensfan  on  January 11, 2021

    Grilled, marinated eggplant (Melanzane sott’olio)

  • ravensfan  on  January 11, 2021

    Eggplant Parmigiana

  • Larkspur  on  January 11, 2021

    ziti with a ragu of tuna and onions from the Roads to Rome
    Cassatelle from Old World Italian

  • Tinala523  on  January 11, 2021

    I would like to make both egg pasta doughs and the steamed asparagus!

  • Fyretigger  on  January 11, 2021

    Lentils from Castelluccio with sausage (Lenticchie di Castelluccio con salsiccia)

  • rchesser  on  January 11, 2021

    Bone Marrow Risotto.

  • rchesser  on  January 11, 2021

    Pumpkin Ravioli.

  • DarcyVaughn  on  January 11, 2021

    Sardinian ragù with saffron tagliatelle from Old World Italian

  • DarcyVaughn  on  January 11, 2021

    Butcher shop ragù from the Roads to Rome

  • CapeCodCook  on  January 11, 2021

    Insalata di Panzanella from Roads to Rome

  • CapeCodCook  on  January 11, 2021

    Tuna Salad with Green Beans and Mint, from Old World Italian

  • Siegal  on  January 11, 2021

    Fettuccini with chicken goblet stew

  • Siegal  on  January 11, 2021

    Jewish style artichokes

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  January 12, 2021

    Cavatelli with lamb ragù

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  January 12, 2021

    Tagliata with radicchio

  • hbakke  on  January 12, 2021

    Pia’s tiramisu

  • hbakke  on  January 12, 2021

    Eggplant caponata (Caponata di melanzane from Fabrizia Lanza)

  • sarahawker  on  January 12, 2021

    Chicken smothered with peppers

  • sarahawker  on  January 12, 2021

    Ragù Bolognese with tagliatelle

  • bellasicilia  on  January 12, 2021

    Pasta alla Norcina con primo sale would be the first recipe from Road to Rome I would make if I could get my hands on some primo sale. That is my absolute, all-time favorite cheese EVER!!

  • bellasicilia  on  January 12, 2021

    Old World Italian, I’d probably start with Sage and walnut tagliatelle. Yum!

  • Dhasenkampf  on  January 14, 2021

    A ragù of sausage and spareribs over creamy polenta from The Roads to Rome

  • Dhasenkampf  on  January 14, 2021

    Persimmons with vanilla and rum from Old World Italian.

  • moralla  on  January 14, 2021

    Chicken smothered with peppers (

  • moralla  on  January 14, 2021

    Ricotta cream fritters

  • delrod  on  January 15, 2021

    red wine spritz!

  • LaurenE  on  January 15, 2021

    Cavatelli with lamb ragù

  • LaurenE  on  January 15, 2021

    Veal scaloppine with sage and prosciutto

  • luccio  on  January 15, 2021

    Appia’s almost eggless pasta dough – I have never seen pasta using only egg-white before…
    Torte di noccioli (yum!)

  • MissKoo  on  January 15, 2021

    Risotto with pumpkin, Treviso, and Gorgonzola from Old World Italian

  • szrozs  on  January 16, 2021

    Cachi al rum

  • gilmonster  on  January 16, 2021

    Butcher shop ragù

  • gilmonster  on  January 16, 2021

    Sage and walnut tagliatelle

  • dzm  on  January 16, 2021

    Gremolata

  • dzm  on  January 16, 2021

    Eggplant caponata

  • jshippee  on  January 16, 2021

    Be still my heart; Pastiera cake from Old World Italian sounds lovely!

  • jshippee  on  January 16, 2021

    If I can find a rabbit, I’d try Coniglio alla cacciatora from The Roads to Rome. Love me some cacciatora.

  • Pamyoungvb  on  January 16, 2021

    I would like to do both Pia’s egg pasta dough and Paolo’s egg pasta dough to compare.

  • sus1ecooks  on  January 16, 2021

    The cavatelli with lamb ragu sounds wonderful in Roads to Rome.

    I would try the lemon meringue cake in Old World Italian.

  • leilx  on  January 16, 2021

    Roman-style or Jewish-style artichokes from the Road to Rome

  • leilx  on  January 16, 2021

    Pasteria Cake from Old World Italian

  • Dannausc  on  January 18, 2021

    Fava beans and pecorino cheese

  • Dannausc  on  January 18, 2021

    Sage fritters

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