Whoever said “All roads lead to Rome” has certainly never been lost in a tangle of country roads in southern Italy! This week’s Sunday Shout-out (see last week’s here) goes to a wonderful blog called South of Rome, which I recently had the great pleasure of discovering. Located just outside Naples, on the other side of the Lattari Mountains from where I am, Karen Landes writes beautifully about life, cooking, and the great sites in this part of Italy. She does a wonderful job, as she describes it, “Dispelling the myth, ‘There is nothing south of Rome!'” She has a wonderful list of websites, blogs and information for the different regions of southern Italy and for Sicily.
Speaking of Sicily, Karen was based there for two years before coming to the Naples area. Be sure to check out her delicious looking book In Etna’s Shadow: Culinary Adventures from Eastern Sicily here.
I have been very curious about Sicilian cooking recently, and this is definitely next on my cookbook list to buy. I can’t wait to get it and try some new recipes!
South of Rome says
Thanks Laura! But, to be fair, it’s not really a cookbook. Yes, it’s a book about food and there are some recipes, but it’s more about discovering the culinary landscape of eastern Sicily through its’ fruits and veggies, olives and almonds, and even snails! I sort of touch on all the main items you might discover in the markets. It’s a book that anyone can dip into to discover Sicily. When we finally meet up face to face, I’ll hand deliver you a copy 😉
Buona Domenica, and thanks again for the shout out! I’m happy to have discovered you too!
Ciao Karen! Your description sounds even better than a cookbook quite frankly. I am even more excited to read it now! I need a book like that about Campania. Is that in the works?? 😉 You are so sweet… I look forward to meeting you face to face! Buona domenica!