Not that I expect you to care, but the reason for my long radio silence is that I am going through a rather prolonged period of "unwellness"... don't even ask! Never before has my notoriously good appetite been crushed so thoroughly for so long - I've quite literally had to be force-fed over the last few weeks, so it will come as no surprise that I haven't been doing any cooking, photographing or blogging about food!
The road to my full recovery will lead me to Rome next week - I know most of Italy, but have never, ever, had the opportunity to visit the Eternal City. As with any place of equal attraction and importance, the probability for the unexpecting visitor to drop into a complete tourist trap is obviously very high... and I can think of many better ways to spend my five days than to be eating mediocre food!
So if you have recommendations for restaurants, bars, gelaterias, food shops etc, do please drop me a line... I have tons of guidebooks, but nothing beats first-hand experience of a fellow food afficionado!