Jewish culture obviously gets over shadowed by Catholic culture in Rome. I have a slight connection to Judaism; my great grandfather was Jewish. My family converted to Catholicism eventually somewhere along the line. My father remains hazy about so I obviously do as well. Since the heritage lies on my father’s side and not my mother’s, I technically am not Jewish at all. I still really appreciate the culture and history though especially because a very large percentage of my friends are Jewish.
I went to a Seder dinner once and did not enjoy the food nor, as a vegetarian, did I find myself with many things to eat. The Jewish ghettos host a number of bakeries and restaurants with authentic Jewish cuisine that I was willing to give a second chance. For the first time in my life, I had a macaroon. Yes, anyone can have a macaroon anywhere but it personally meant something to me that I had one from an authentic bakery. It was so delicious!!! I love coconut and even though I have wanted french macaroons for a while, I think I will stick the traditional kind!
My grandmother makes the best falafels in the world; the one I had while visiting the ghettos came very close. Without knowledge of the existence of the area, I would not have been able to experience this. This site seems to be overshadowed even though it presents a rich culture that still thrives today. I think it might be one of my favorite places that I have visited in Rome so far. I will definitely find myself going back there to eat!!!