It has been 16 years since I visited Rome but in my mind, I can still taste the food we ate. The delicious pasta, pizza, vegetables, and gelato have a permanent place in my heart, as does the city itself. Parla and Gill, two Americans living in Rome, have put together this new book as a love letter to the Eternal City. Beautifully showcasing traditional and modern dishes, as well as Roman culture, it is the next best thing to a plane ticket to Italy. —S.B.