In 1967, four-thousand Jews fled from Libya, each with one suitcase and the equivalent of $50; half of them settled in Rome. This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio welcomes guest Katie Parla who describes the bonds these settlers formed with their Roman ancestors’ who arrived in the 15th century and the cuisine that has survived and flourished in the restaurants of the Roman Jewish Ghetto. ┬áTune in for a fascinating show!

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“It’s only through the consumption and celebration of these dishes that they can be preserved, so with any hope this really, really important cuisine will get the attention it deserves.” [24:15]

–Katie Parla on A Taste of the Past