Paul Levy

A single meal in Rome is a lesson in Italian history

Dining at his favourite restaurant, La Carbonara, Andreas Viestad traces the origins of the main ingredients in four courses

By the flower market in the Campo de’ Fiori, La Carbonara ‘sells the idea of something that never changes’. [Alamy]

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