The Red & Orange Simposio: ROME’S CHRISTMAS COOKBOOK

The Red & Orange Simposio is a Rome Christmas cookbook with bites of other Italian fall traditions. Join us in exploring Rome’s Christmas and Italian fall culture through recipes, desserts, stories, and the local folklore. Give your festive lunches, dinners, and snacks an authentic Italian touch!

This cookbook is filled with love, food, and coziness.

rome christmas cookbook

A COOKBOOK DEDICATED TO ROME’S CHRISTMAS AND ITALIAN FALL CELEBRATIONS

The Red and Orange Simposio is a fall and Christmas cookbook dedicated to Rome’s most intimate essence. Without leaving other parts of Italy and their seasonal folklore out!
In this travel cookbook, you’ll find regional and traditional recipes for lunch, dinner, dessert, secret places in Rome, and dreamy pictures. Plus, Roman pasta dishes, a Roman poet, cookies, chestnuts, and pomegranates.

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A ROMAN CHRISTMAS TRAVEL COOKBOOK

Ready to explore Rome like a local? The Red & Orange Simposio will be your guide, host you for dinner, make you dessert, and dedicate you a poem!

– 113 pages

– 111 pictures

– 27 recipes

– made in Italy, printed locally

THE INDEX:

A FALL BUCKET LIST

VILLA FARNESINA – ROME

THE TRILUSSA PROJECT:

  • Piazza Trilussa in Rome
  • Poems
  • Cacio e Pepe
  • Carbonara
  • Chickpeas and Pasta
  • Pasta alla Zozzona

FESTIVITY OF THE DEAD:

  • Fave dei Morti Cookies
  • Bones of the Dead Cookies
  • Dead’s Piadina
  • Papassini Cookies
  • A Cookie Board

THE CHESTNUT PROJECT:

  • Tuscan Castagnaccio
  • Chestnut Cake
  • Chestnut Trofie Pasta

ST MARTIN’S DAY

THE CHEESEBOARD PROJECT:

  • Prosciutto Cotto Mousse
  • Fried Sage
  • Saffron Honey

A FALL TABLESCAPE

THE POMEGRANATE PROJECT:

  • Pomegranate Risotto
  • The Tintoretto Cocktail
  • Grano dei Morti

THE ORANGE PROJECT:

  • Antipasto Molisano
  • Spinach & Orange Salad
  • Pepatelli Cookies
  • Orange Cream

A ROMAN CHRISTMAS:

  • Stracciatella Soup
  • Gift Wrapping Idea
  • Lesso alla Picchiapò
  • The Befana Stocking
  • Christmas Games
  • Pangiallo
  • Christmas Trees

THE PERSIMMON PROJECT:

  • Persimmon Crumble
  • Persimmon Jam
  • Champagne Persimmons

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Boil the water for a comforting tea or heat the milk for a foamy cappuccino; put on your favorite playlist, and sink into the sofa. Your cozy Italian moment of pleasure is about to begin!

Claudia

Claudia Rinaldi

Claudia Rinaldi

Author

Digital artisan and curator of the Simposio cookbook series; maker of Gourmet Project, an Italian food, travel and culture blog; and life in Italy relator through the Italian Colors Newsletter. Claudia lives in magnificent Rome. She loves pasta, “melanzane alla parmigiana”, hats, suitcases and airports, Christmas, and books. Her mission is to show you that Italy is so much more than spaghetti and clichés, but a land of endless traditions, flavors, and heritage.

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