Posts in Fish

Ease Back into Grilling Season

  It seems that as the temperatures begin to rise, our cravings for grilled— everything— are a bit harder to ignore. If you’re new to grilling or looking to incorporate some new “tricks” into your grilling repertoire— we’ve got some quick and easy tips below (and will have a few more coming your way throughout the […]

How to Get Rid of the Smell After Cooking Fish

Cooking is a wonderful hobby that yields delicious results. Everyone wins— except for when the odor of whatever you cooked lingers for longer than you bargained for. If you’re observing Lent, you might be cooking a lot more fish and seafood than you would on a normal basis. Don’t worry– even if you’re observing the […]

Easy Meatless Meals

Whether you’re observing Lent (March 1st through April 13th this year) or just want to experiment with options for meat-free meals, Roma’s can help. We proudly carry the freshest produce and seafood selection in the area— which means your dishes will be healthy and oh-so-flavorful. Planning meatless meals is a fun way to spice things […]

How to Eat Healthy in 2017

Like many other people this year, your resolutions for 2017 may include slight or dramatic changes to your diet. Whether you’re changing it completely by choosing leaner meats, lowering sugar intake, curbing your carbs, or any number of other aspects, or just trying to choose healthier items to incorporate into your meals, Roma’s has a […]

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Here at Roma, as much as we love the occasional break from the norm, we love tradition just as well. One of our favorites is the Feast of the Seven Fishes— a grandiose meal that many Italian-American families serve as part of their Christmas Eve celebration. How It Began: Though the history of the Feast […]


Why Do People Eat Fish on Fridays During Lent Anyway?

So to answer the big question, we have to look into the tradition. In a nutshell, Lent is a period of 40 days lasting from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday. During this time, Catholics make changes in their lives to better themselves and their spirits. One way they do this is by giving up meat […]


Fish Fridays and Lent Specials are BACK at Roma Foods!

FISH FRIDAYS are back at Roma Foods!!!! What exactly are Fish Fridays?  In observance of the Roman Catholic season of Lent, many of our customers choose to forego eating meat on Ash Wednesday and every Friday for the duration of Lent.  In place of meat, many Roma fans choose to have fish instead.  In order […]


The Feast Of The Seven Fishes: Let Roma Do the Cooking For You!

In 1946, Frank D. Bolognino and his cousin Vince Pellegrino opened the original Roma Importing Co., so it’s safe to assume that these two deeply Italian families have been cooking the traditional “Feast of the Seven Fishes” on Christmas Eve for over 65 years! Not familiar with this Italian tradition?  The Feast of the Seven […]


Fish on Fridays and Lent Specials at Roma Foods in Latham, NY

With Mardi Gras behind us, it’s time to put away the party beads and dive head first into a special season for many of our Roma customers:  Lent! Lent is the Christian observance of the liturgical year from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.  In the Roman Catholic Church, it is traditional to abstain from meat […]