La Cantina Foodie Diary: Cacio y pepe in Rome – Mercato Vino

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La Cantina Foodie Diary: Cacio y pepe in Rome

When I'm not eating food, I'm thinking about food. And of course, when it comes to Italian food one cannot simply just eat it! It must be washed down with good Italian vino!

This year, I thought I'd share with you my favourite Italian recipies/food videos and pair them with some classic, interesting and delicious Italian wine.

If you're like me, then you're probably well accustomed to the Food Channel show; Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations. This episode filmed in Rome, is by far one of my favourite and really makes your mouth water just by watching it. From the classic cacio y pepe to opening a freshly cracked Parmiggiano Reggiano wheel of cheese, Anthony Bourdain does a great job of inspiring us to cook and eat more Italian food. This episode should only be watched with a glass of Italian wine and cheese in hand, to calm that craving you''ll inevitably get whilst watching it.

I recommend Feudi Bizantini Ikonia Pecorino with a few chunks of Parrmigiano Reggiano. This wine goes well with any of the foods featured in this show. It shows Kaffir lime leaf, grapefruit pith and tinned pineapple, with lots of white florals on the nose. It's waxy and bright on the palate, without a hint of oil or too much ripeness. That classic central-Italian bitterness and a lick of salt finish up. This is tight, classy pecorino and definitely worth a look.