The Eternal City

Recipes + stories from Rome


Meet the people and recipes that make the city.


ISBN: 9781922754271 Category:

Maria Pasquale


Discover Rome’s incredible food through the city’s stories and its people.

The Eternal City is a maze of winding cobblestone streets, where ancient history waits at every turn. Within these storied laneways, Rome’s culinary traditions are honoured and transformed by local chefs, pizza makers, cheesemongers, butchers, wine experts, bakers and more – who make Rome one of the great food capitals of the world.

Visit the places where Romans eat every day, from the trattoria to the home kitchen, through the dishes that define these locations. With 70 recipes shared by iconic eateries, chefs, and Maria’s family and friends, The Eternal City is a love letter to Rome that takes you past the monuments, and into the lives of modern-day Romans. This is an invitation to their tables. Embrace la dolce vita and pull up a chair.

Additional information

Weight 1222 g
Dimensions 21.3 x 26.9 cm
Publisher name Smith Street Books
Publication date 28 February 2023
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.3 x 26.9 cm
Weight 1222 g


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Maria Pasquale was born in Melbourne to Italian parents and has been based in Rome since 2011. With formal qualifications in political science and history, she is an award-winning food and travel journalist and writes regularly for USA Today, CNN, Condé Nast, The Telegraph and Fortune. She is founder of the popular blog HeartRome, which has readers in 100 countries, and in 2017, she published I Heart Rome with Smith Street Books. Her second book, How to Be Italian, was released in 2021.