Rowena Dumlao Giardina

Rowena Dumlao - Giardina is the author and photographer of Apron and Sneakers and The Chosen Table. Besides her blog, she's also a recipe developer and a travel writer for other food and travel sites.

125 Years of Hotel Hassler Hospitality in Rome, Italy

Hotel Hassler, an icon of the capital for its luxuriant hospitality for more than a century, stands proud just a few meters from the Church of the Trinità dei Monti on top of the Spanish Steps. It has recently renovated and it still maintains its high standard of quality and affluence in perfect balance with its historical past, present and future.

Per Me: Food Created For You by Chef Giulio Terrinoni in Rome, Italy

Walk your way along Via Giulia then turn towards Vicolo del Malpasso and you will see a charming restaurant with a few modern external tables set on the old Roman cobblestones. Fringed with leafy green plants and flower pots with glass walls where you can see through the restaurant’s contemporary interior. An open kitchen upon entry assures you of transparency in the cuisine of Giulio Terrinoni, Chef Patron of Per Me Ristorante.

A Dinner of Eights: Eit Restaurant in Rome, Italy

Eit is a newly-opened restaurant in Rome from one-Michelin starred Chef Luigi Nastri. They don’t have a menu with traditional dishes listed but instead a list of 8 ingredients that the diners can choose from. Everything about the restaurant is about the number 8. Eight half seasons, 8 wine varieties for the wines and 8 tastes and flavors, even 8 tables.

Homemade Limoncello

When you are wishing for that bottle of limoncello in Italy, don’t worry. You can make it in your own kitchen with just four ingredients and some patience.