Category Archives: Italy food and restaurants

Exploring the Heel of Italy’s Boot: Simple, Delicious Food

Known as the vegetable garden of the Italian peninsula, Puglia (Apulia) produces “80 percent of the pasta consumed in Europe, more wine than Germany (about 20 percent of all Italian wine, and more olive oil than all of the other … Continue reading

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Addicted to Spreadable Salami

Last week Michael received a wondrous and enormous food basket overflowing with pasta, cheeses, polenta, salumi, candy, and other tasty treats. So far, everything has been delicious, but my favorite is something I had never heard of: a large casing of spreadable … Continue reading

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More Good Eats in Venice

Venice! Such a wonderful city and such wonderful food! We went to Venice in December 2012 with our younger daughter, Kate, and I wrote about the good food that we enjoyed there. We took my brother-in-law, Charlie, to Venice in … Continue reading

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Eating Our Way through Verona

Last weekend we went to Verona for four days to see two operas (La Traviata and Aida) in the arena there, to taste the delicious local cuisine, and to see the sights that I missed when I visited Verona last … Continue reading

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Magical Il Flauto di Pan

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we had a perfect evening in Villa Cimbrone’s Il Flauto di Pan restaurant. Here’s what Michael wrote on tripadvisor.com: “We have been to some of the most wonderful restaurants in the world, but few … Continue reading

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Spring in Rome: Fava Beans

On our way south to Anzio last Saturday we saw farmers selling fava beans. We didn’t buy any because we didn’t want them to spoil in the car. We saw a huge basket of them in the restaurant in which … Continue reading

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Winter in Tuscany: Pienza

As you may recall, we went to Pienza with our daughter and her fiancé one Sunday last October. We didn’t see much of Pienza then because we arrived in mid-afternoon and many restaurants close after lunch on Sunday. We succeeded … Continue reading

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99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall (and 35 or so on Tap)

Sometimes I long for a good burger and a beer. Last Thursday I walked home through the Ghetto after taking photos of the Quattro Fontane (see my previous post). I wanted lunch, but I couldn’t decide where to stop. Suddenly, I wanted a … Continue reading

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We All Scream for Pistachio Cream!

Have you ever heard of pistachio cream? I’d never heard of it, and Michael had never heard of it until he brought home a jar in November. We’re now addicted! If you like pistachios (and who DOESN’T  like pistachios?), you … Continue reading

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Winter in Venice: Cicchetti and Other Good Eats

One of the most fun things we’ve done in Italy was a cicchetti tour in Venice. Venice is known for its cicchetti bars (bacari), which serve small snacks, like tapas, throughout the day. Venetians stop at bacari at all times … Continue reading

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