Category Archives: Food

Pizzeria Da Michele, one of the most famous pizzerie of Naples, is now in Rome

Appropriately opening on Thanksgiving day near Piazza del Popolo (Flaminio metro stop), is the famous Da Michele pizza from Naples. Considered by many to be the best pizza (or at least among the best pizza) in Naples, they’ve been around … Continue reading

24 November 2016

Cooking classes in Rome at The Beehive

“You offer cooking classes??”  Several friends I’ve talked to recently have been surprised by this which made me realize that we don’t do a very good job sometimes marketing the things we offer at The Beehive.  Besides having guest chefs … Continue reading

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Federico

Federico is the kind of guy that I could talk to for days.  He came into The Beehive when Linda and I were at reception and immediately introduced himself and exuded a unique open friendliness that you can feel he extends … Continue reading

My favorite sandwich shop near The Beehive

By Steve Brenner For your typical Italian, a sandwich looks something like this:  a dry roll (called a rosetta) with one thing in it – like mortadella. For variety, it might be prosciutto or salami instead of mortadella.  Maybe it … Continue reading

7 November 2014

Our Chef’s Cooperative: Hayley North

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF 2015 OUR CHEF’S COOPERATIVE NO LONGER EXISTS AND HAYLEY NORTH IS NO LONGER A CHEF IN OUR CAFE.  CURRENTLY, ROBERTA & IVO, TWO ITALIAN CHEFS, MAKE VEGETARIAN & VEGAN DINNERS ON MON & WED EVENINGS.  … Continue reading

8 January 2014

The Beehive’s Clumsy Cook makes soup

Winter is officially here.  Temperatures in Rome are now in the single digits in Celsius – that’s in the 40’s for those of you in Farenheit land.  I’m sure I’m not alone in craving warm comforting food when the temperatures … Continue reading

28 November 2013

Our Chef’s Cooperative Profiles: Paola Haas

Please note that as of 2015 our chef’s cooperative no longer exists.  We now host occasional pop-up vegetarian & vegan lunches and dinners and our former guest chefs Roberta & Ivo can prepare Italian vegetarian & vegan dinners by request for small … Continue reading

The Beehive Cafe – a Chef’s Cooperative

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF 2015 OUR CHEF’S COOPERATIVE NO LONGER EXISTS.  CURRENTLY, ROBERTA & IVO, TWO ITALIAN CHEFS, MAKE VEGETARIAN & VEGAN DINNERS ON MON & WED EVENINGS.  Our cafe at The Beehive has evolved a lot over the … Continue reading

21 November 2013

From the kitchen of The Beehive’s Clumsy Cook

Okay, I’m REALLY bad at this blogging business.  Back on January 1st, I made a resolution (as we all do) that I would post on the blog more often.  Well, my last blog entry was in February and it was … Continue reading

25 August 2013

Simple and tasty – walnut pesto

We love to eat here at Casa MB and since I got such a great response to our recent ribollita recipe, I thought that from time to time – I would post some of my personal favorites that Steve whips … Continue reading

26 February 2013

A hearty, yummy soup from Casa MB

Steve is the cook in our household (dubbed Casa MB).  He’s got an annoying gift of not following recipes and just throwing stuff together with whatever he finds in our refrigerator.  If you’re familiar with this American television show from … Continue reading

15 February 2013

“What’s around The Beehive?”

When we opened The Beehive back in 1999, a lot of our first customers were very young backpackers.  We would inevitably get someone who would ask “so I’ve seen the Colosseum, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona – what else is … Continue reading

11 February 2013

Putzing around Piazza Vittorio

I was in the prep phase of a 7 day juice fast and my daughters were still on their winter holidays and feeling a bit bored so we decided a quick trip to Piazza Vittorio in the Esquilino neighborhood was … Continue reading