Whether you are planning to move to Italy or simply dreaming about your next trip, reading expat blogs is a fantastic way to learn more about the culture and everyday life of the typical person living in Italy.
In this article, we’re focusing on the best Italian food blogs, specifically those written by expats living in Rome. From recipes to photos to interviews with Italian foodies, expat blogs with a food-focus are sure to get your tummy growling!
These three blogs showcase Roman food culture at its best:
- Parla Food: Katie Parla is a travel writer, food critic and blogger living in Rome. Considered by many to be the top expat food blog in the entire country, Katie’s blog dives in depth into the food culture. From honest restaurant reviews, to “behind the scenes” posts about how food actually reaches the table, to interviews with chefs, olive oil producers and other fascinating Italians, Katie’s blog is the go-to blog of choice for those interested in learning more about Italian food culture.
- Rachel Eats: Rachel’s blog focuses a lot on her experiences with food in Rome. Her gorgeous photos show the process of the putting together some quintessential (and also experimental!) Roman dishes. The voice on her blog is honest, witty, fun and introspective. She may not post as regularly as other bloggers, but every post is meaningful — no filler here.
- Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino: Warning: do not read this blog on an empty stomach! Elenora’s recipes, photos and insights will have you running to the grocery to cook her recipes as quickly as possible. When you’re feeling especially brave you can attempt one of her homemade pasta recipes. Be sure to visit her recipe archive, which categorizes her posts into meals, desserts and other specialties.
Even if a move or trip to Italy isn’t on the horizon, you can live vicariously through these three talented ladies writing about their adventures with food in Italy. Their recipes and insights are sure to inspire you in the kitchen.
With only three blogs highlighted above it’s pretty clear that this isn’t an exhaustive list of Italian food blogs. So, be sure to check out the blogrolls or favorite link sections on each of these sites for more recommendations for Italian food blogs. Or, simply search the web for other fantastic blogs!