The oldest printed cookbook, 500-year-old recipes from a pope’s private chef, and varied displays of chocolate moulds will be the main exhibit opening in Rome of the Culinary Museum. It is strange that in a country with such a tradition of food and food culture, such a museum has not yet existed. However, according to many Italians, it is not interesting to look at food – it is necessary to test it. Museo della Cucina is trying to change this approach. It is located in the heart of historic Rome, on the Palatine Hill, offering a stunning view. And in his collection is everything that has been written about food for a millennium (almost 120 rare books). “Cooking is reading history. The better we know it, the better the dish makes», – the director of the museum Matteo Girini is confident”.