Posted by Stephanie Simpson on
Greetings from Rome, friends!
Last Friday, I hopped on a plane headed east and, after two near-missed connections and one wholly passable in-flight curry, I touched down in the Eternal City – my home for the next three months.
Since getting into the city on Saturday afternoon, I’ve spent my time dodging jetlag (read: sleeping from 5PM to 8AM) and getting my bearings. Meals, then, have been makeshift, comprised of baking brought from home, speedy sandwiches, and Italian-style breakfasts (i.e., espresso-based drinks).
Over the next eight days, cooking will continue to be on the backburner, as the kitchen at the B&B I’m at consists of a hallway cupboard outfitted with a teeny fridge and a couple burners, shared among guests. I will, though, be seeking out tasty treats to share with you guys, even if I haven’t cooked them myself.
Once I’m out of the B&B and into the apartment that will serve as my home base over the next few months, I’ll be back into the swing of things, sharing recipes inspired by the Italians but whose ingredients you guys at home should have no trouble finding. I’ll also share food photos and adventures as often as I can, so check back regularly as I’ll likely be posting more than the usual once a week.
While my weekdays will be spent in Rome – my traveling companion has a snazzy job in the city – weekends will be fair game for bigger adventures. If you have any suggestions of places to go, things to do, or treats to try – both in and outside of Rome – let me know! If I’m able to take you up on your suggestion, you’ll be sure to see the results of our adventures here.