Posts Tagged“foods of italy”

The thing that makes me sad about travel is that, once I return home, I can’t have those same experiences. I’ll never find a French baguette in the US that rivals that which I found at even the most out-of-the-way bakeries in France. My pesto, though pretty darn good, will never be as magical as the one I made in Genoa. The light will never be as golden in the evening as it is in Provence. And yet I constantly seek pockets of place and experience that give me at least a taste of those memories. A Little Dolce Vita…

Both before and after my trip to Italy, people didn’t ooh and aah over me hiking in the Dolomites or doing yoga in Tuscany. They drooled over the food I’d eat. And let me tell you: it didn’t disappoint. While you’d assume that pasta factors heavily into the cuisine in Italy, it’s much more than that. Yes, I ate a ton of pasta, but that was by choice. I figured I should get it from the source. As a result, I’ve sworn off of dried pasta back in the States. It just can’t hold a candle to fresh pasta. Anyway,…