Italy, aperitivi, Roman cuisine, the art of doing nothing

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During her tours of Italy, Sophie Minchilli visits typical neighborhood haunts which include this strawberry yogurt gelato with whipped cream from Gelateria dell’Angeletto in the Monti neighborhood of Rome. Photo by Sophie Minchilli.

Vicky Bennison adapted her popular YouTube series “Pasta Grannies” into a cookbook that shares the secret’s of Italy’s best home cooks. Benedetta Jasmine Guetta gives a lesson in the history of Jewish cooking in Italy. Tour guide and author Sophie Minchilli embraces the art of “dolce far niente,” or the sweetness of doing nothing. Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau take a trip down the spritz trail and explain the daily ritual of the aperitivo in Italy. LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison gets his fill of pasta at Mother Wolf in Hollywood. Finally, Zen Ong is making ice cream using heritage grain corn tortillas.