Rome Food & Wine Festival 2013

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After two successful years in Milan, this years’ annual Food & Wine Festival was hosted in our very own Rome.  The exact location was the third floor of Eataly, home of all things Italian and every foodie’s heaven! For the occasion, 50 of Italy’s best wine producers, from the northernmost South Tyrol all the way down to Sicily’s Pantelleria, were chosen to represent their labels, joined by 20 great Italian and International chefs.  From May 17th to May 19th, the guest chefs took turns to demonstrate and serve their dishes, while the wine producers stood by, helping the guests make the best food and wine pairings, and really offering us foodies the best of both worlds!
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Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Rice

DSCN0027Pomodori al riso con le patate (roasted tomatoes stuffed with rice surrounded by delicious potatoes) are a dish that I have adored ever since I was little.  Ever since I can remember, every time we stopped for a quick lunch at one of the many tavole calde (buffet style restaurants) around Rome, I never once hesitated! When it comes to pomodori al riso, I am a very decisive person. For everything else…not so much.
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