Rome- About Tradition, Food & Water fountains

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Rome, the capital of Italy, is a symbol of beauty and culture everywhere in the world.

Last week I came back from a beautiful two weeks vacation in Rome, The Eternal City!

Rome

On this blog post, I will share with you my inspiration from the city.

When I studied nutrition, I learned about the importance of the fresh ingredients, making time to eat, about the Mediterranian diet, digestive herbs and the importance of sharing the mealtime with family & friends together.

I found all these elements in Rome.

Rome is a beautiful city, and you can find there everything.

If you wish to learn about the wonderful history and culture of Rome, just walk in the streets, and you will feel amazed by your surroundings: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon and many more sites everywhere around you. Rome
For shopping – one of the options is a walk in the beautiful Via del Corso, located right in the historic centre of Rome. Piazza Venezia
Food – To enjoy good food, Italian cuisine is simply fantastic. Try to explore the real Italian cuisine. More about this soon.
Rome
Vatican City found inside of Rome is the religious centre of the Catholic world.
Vatican

Now let’s speak about Tradition-

Rome is all about taking your time to Enjoy Life, and you can see it through the food culture of Italy.

The meal is a Celebration

it always starts with antipasti- cold cuts meats or veggies (healthier option)

 A small portion of food and drink to open your appetite.

On the table, there is always fresh water

The water in Rome is delicious; you can drink from the tap,
all around the city, there are water fountains called “Nasone” (pronounced “na-soh-nay”)  means big nose because of their shape, with fresh spring water from the mountains.

 After the antipasti, the main course is served.

always fresh ingredients according to the Mediterranean diet principles
The Mediterranean diet plan is a combination of the traditional cooking styles of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea — from Spain to the Middle East. Abundant of plant foods characterise the Mediterranean diet. That includes fruits, vegetables, bread and other forms of cereals, potatoes, beans, nuts, and seeds), fresh fruit as the typical daily dessert, olive oil as the principal source of fat, dairy products (like cheese and yoghurt), fish and poultry consumed in low to moderate amounts, zero to four eggs consumed weekly, red meat consumed in small quantities, and wine consumed in low to moderate amounts, usually with meals.

But not only What you eat is important, but also How!

Italy is a country of tradition- You can see it everywhere.
The meal is also part of the tradition
Food is essential, and it exists to enjoy especially with a lot of other people together.
At the mealtime, all the family always sits together.
The mealtime is not only for eating, but it is also time to enjoy the company of your family and friend.
There are many psychological, social and biological benefits of sharing the mealtime with other people.
It is used at the of the meal to drink a digestif drink (Italian Digestive)
like an Amaro, which translates to “bitter.”
These drinks by tradition made as a herbal medicinal complex of bitter herbs, roots, barks, berries, spices, flowers, and citrus peels.
These drinks are usually considered after-dinner drinks and often serve to aid digestion. According to herbal medicine, it is good to consume bitter herbs to digest better food. If you want to adjust this principle to a healthy diet, you can choose bitter herbal tea at the end of the meal.

From the Italian kitchen, we can learn many things, and adjust it into our kitchen and to the way of life. 🙂

Remember to enjoy food, eat in the right portions, choose the fresh ingredients and take your time to eat.

Watch here my Rome inspiration YouTube-

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