ABOUT THE SHOW
Irish chef, food writer and cookery teacher, Catherine Fluvio celebrates and shares the food and food ethos of one of the world’s great gastronomical centres in Catherine’s Roman Holiday.
Ancient Roman Food
Catherine Fulvio begins her search for inspiration in Rome's Jewish Ghetto where she finds a hidden gem of a restaurant and she learns how the Jewish community has influenced Roman food.
Catherine's search for inspiration on the streets of Rome takes her to a typical Roman bakery where she sees the specialty Piazza Bianco being made. She visits the home of the best coffee in Rome and follows in the footsteps of Michelle Obama making Ice cream in Rome's best Ice Cream Parlour.
Eat like an Italian
Catherine cooks a pork dish for all the family, a fantastic handmade starter gnocchi and a seasonal plum and mascarpone tart.
Catherine cooks a pasta dish with a difference after visiting Rome's premier wine shop, she makes a chocolate torte inspired by a visit to the best chocolate shop in Rome where they invented the gift inside the Easter egg
Catherine meets the owner of La Rossetta, Rome's best fish restaurant, she finds out about the Roman specialty Baccalla and shows how to cook restaurant food at home, Sea Bass with pistachio, Pea and pesto risotto and strawberry meringue with balsamic vinegar.
Catherine cooks a lasagne with a difference, a mouth-watering apple cake and her own take on the old family favourite Macaroni and cheese.
Shopping and Style
Catherine gets an insight into the legendary Italian propensity for style when she visits Spazio Sette the iconic kitchen utensils palazzo.
Catherine learns the importance of markets to Roman food. The daily shop for fresh seasonal ingredients has left its mark on Roman cuisine.