Welcome to Gourmet Project, the Roman home of the Italian Colors newsletter and Simposio: an Italian food, travel, and culture magazine

This issue of Simposio is a Capri travel guide book, a cookbook, and an Italian culture journal full of stories, legends, and food.

In this issue:

– 115 pages

– 113 pictures

– 26 recipes

– 30 pages of travel journaling and pictures

– a lot of sea creatures

– no ads

– made in Italy

the Capri issue cover of Simposio
about the Capri issue: a travel guide book, a cookbook, and a culture magazine

If I were asked to describe Capri, I would say it is a sunkissed moon.

Those dark rocks coming out of a deep blue, dark, almost metallic sea. The light that illuminates the water: flat, calm, with a moonstone sparkle. 

Usually, the sea gives you special permission to come in. You must break in, through the foam of the waves, through the force of the dense liquid. 

In Capri, the sea calls you in, come dive in. I will swallow you. I’ll embrace you. Come. 

It is a little frightening: it’s so deep, will you be able to reemerge? Yet you cannot oppose yourself. The mermaids are singing, and you’re not armed like Ulisse.

The sun is welcoming, clear, and blunt; you look for it when you are in doubt. The moon is dark and melancholic; you tend to avoid it… until it seduces you, and you can’t help but plunge. After that first, exhausting challenge, you are bound forever: it changed you, and there’s no going back. You’ll enjoy the sun and have fun during the daytime, but you will live at night.

Capri is a moon in disguise as a sun.

Enjoy the Capri issue!




| Travel

08 Capri

22 San Michele

26 The Island of Sirens

28 The Island of Paganism

30 The Island of Slander

32 The Island of Style

34 The Island of Food


| Culture

76 Italian Witches

83 Falling Stars

98 The Italian Summer


| Projects

06 Bucket List

70 The Lavender Project


| Recipes

36 Fichi e Ventresca

38 Spaghetti alla Ciammurra

40 Clams & Lemon Pasta

42 Chiummenzana Pasta

44 Pasta e Cicerchie

46 Ravioli Capresi

48 Aumm Aumm Pennette

50 Basil Mussels

52 Squid & Potatoes

54 Caprese Salad

56 Monacone Stuffed Pizza

58 Lemon Salad

60 Caponata Caprese

62 Caprese Cake

64 Anacaprese Cake

66 Caprilù Almond Cookies

68 Limoncello

84 Pasta Salad

86 Stracceti Beef Rugs

88 Neapolitan Peach Sangria

90 Lavender Meringues

93 Arugula and Parmesan Carpaccio

94 Steak Tartare

96 Cipriani Carpaccio

109 Classic Negroni

110 Negroni Sbagliato

about Simposio

Simposio is an Italian recipe, stories, and culture magazine made in Italy.

In Ancient Greece and Rome, philosophers, artists, and intellectuals attended rich banquets followed by wine, singing, dancing, playing, and meaningful conversations. This last part was called Symposium, Simposio in Italian.

When you browse the pages of the magazine you will attend a symposium: a world of deep conversation, inspiring learning, and dionysian pleasures.

In each issue, you will find recipes, stories, local traditions, and beautiful pictures. 

A little technical stuff:

  • You can choose between print and digital.
  • Servings are for two people, to be duplicated as desired.
  • Measures are in gr, cups, and oz whenever possible.


Enjoy your Capri travel and food guide!


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