To ensure Vancouver Slop is frequently updated I have asked my friend Mama Roma to join the blogging team. Mama Roma shares our passion for food, and is known in our circle of friends as the hostess behind many legendary crew dinners. She has introduced me to some of the underground eating establishments in this city, made the best lasagna that I have ever had and even managed to teach me how to make a fantastic bolognese sauce.

Please welcome Mama Roma. Here is her bio.

I was born and bread (yah, pun intended) in Toronto into the quintessential basement kitchen of my Italian grandmother. Every Sunday we would gather around Nonna's table to enjoy what had become normal to us; handmade pasta, well-simmered tomato sauce, braised meats, fresh panini, and of course homemade wine from Nonno's cantina. Now, whether it be over sunday morning dim sum or late night jamaican beef patties, I thrive on breaking bread with friends as I did with my family...buon appetito.

mama roma.