The Eternal City

Recipes and stories from Rome
By Maria Pasquale


About The Eternal City

Meet the people and recipes that make the city.

Discover Rome’s incredible food through the city’s stories and its people.

The Eternal City is a maze of winding cobblestone streets, where ancient history waits at every turn. Within these storied laneways, Rome’s culinary traditions are honoured and transformed by local chefs, pizza makers, cheesemongers, butchers, wine experts, bakers and more – who make Rome one of the great food capitals of the world.

Visit the places where Romans eat every day, from the trattoria to the home kitchen, through the dishes that define these locations. With 70 recipes shared by iconic eateries, chefs, and Maria’s family and friends, The Eternal City is a love letter to Rome that takes you past the monuments, and into the lives of modern-day Romans. This is an invitation to their tables. Embrace la dolce vita and pull up a chair.

Book details

Publication date
March 2023 (Australia/NZ)
February 2023 (US)
March 2023 (UK)
260 mm × 205 mm
256 pages
Copyright food photography © Mark Roper Copyright location photography: © Andrea Federici, pp. 24 (left and bottom right), 41, 57, 75 (right), 96, 104 (bottom left), 136 (bottom left), 160 (bottom right), 173, 209; Seu Illuminati, pp. 104 (top left); Otaleg, pp. 104 (top right); Ristorante All’Oro, pp. 105; Andrea Di Lorenzo, pp. 250, 253 Stock photography ©,, and

About the author

Born in Melbourne, Australia, to Italian parents, Maria Pasquale always knew Rome was her destiny and on a whim, moved to the eternal city in 2011. An unabashed romantic (Rome being her one true love!), she is the creator of popular food, travel and lifestyle blog HeartRome which has readers in over 100 countries. Her blog has been featured by the BBC and Vogue and she contributes regularly to Fodor’s and USA Today. She has published two books.