I’m back in Rome, and here’s how I know….

2 Aug

Recently a study showed that you gain weight when you travel abroad, and you gain the most when you travel to the USA.  I can believe it – after 5 days of heavy, greasy and mega-portioned meals I am ready for a detox!  Believe it or not, eating in Rome just feels lighter and more natural.

Here’s a picture of my delicious lunch today: prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil from the balconcini, fresh melon, and one of the 7 different kinds of local, fresh tomatoes from the local farmer’s stand; all drizzled with olive oil. Yummm…

Afterward, we treated ourselves the best coffee in Rome (OK, maybe coffee is not really a good way to detox) for .80 Euros apiece.  You may be under the impression that Sant’Eustachio in Rome’s centro has the best coffee, but in fact, a little extremely-out-of-the-way place in my little suburb of Rome has the best coffee. 

Opened in 1960, Bar Grammaria is awarded for the best coffee in Rome – and you can gauge the scrumptious-ness by the thick creme clinging to the side of the cup.  Rich, creamy, full of flavour but not of bitterness or overly intense caffeine – and it gets bonus points for being prepared by the proud Roman who opened the place in the name of his grandmother.  Don’t try to find this place unless you know Rome well, it’s a 30 minute drive from centro out Via Nomentana.

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One Response to “I’m back in Rome, and here’s how I know….”

  1. Caroline C August 3, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    😉 ❤ java stories.. yum

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