Nov 172011
 

[photo-italian breakfast-cafe and croissant]

In keeping with the promise from my last post (Part 1 – Photos from my Italy Trip), here is my Part 2 sequel that features some of the FOOD that my husband and I had in Italy.

Being a big foodie that I am, I was so thrilled about going to Italy that I spent days researching restaurants and dishes that are local favorites which are less common in the US. I even developed my own foodie cheat sheet with various dish names in Italian, a pronunciation guide, and English translations with notes pointing out anything special about the dish. We carried this cheat sheet with us everywhere we went, and it proofed to be very useful.

Some of the top local specialties we wanted to try included the spaghetti in squid ink, sardines with sweet and sour onion marinade, wild boar pasta, ribolita soup, Florentine style steak (from the Chianina breed of cattle beef which is more tender and flavorful), calf’s liver on a bed of onions, tripe in tomato sauce, tiramisu, and pizza. You will find some of these dishes featured in my photos below.

[photo-plate of Long Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Bacon - Bucatini alla Matriciana]

Long Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Bacon - Bucatini alla Matriciana. © Copyright. All rights reserved.


[photo-plate of Pasta with zucchini flower and clams - Orecchiette Fiori di Zucca e Vongole]

Pasta with zucchini flower and clams - Orecchiette Fiori di Zucca e Vongole. © Copyright. All rights reserved.


[photo-aranchini rice balls]

Aranchini rice balls - said to have originate from Sicily in the 10th century. © Copyright. All rights reserved.


[photo-seafood pasta in italy]

Seafood pasta. Best pasta al dente-ness I've had ever. © Copyright. All rights reserved.


[photo-plate of fluffy gnocchi with seafood tomato sauce]

Fluffy gnocchi in seafood tomato sauce. © Copyright. All rights reserved.


[photo-plate of tender veal in marsala wine sauce]

Tender veal in a very strong marsala wine sauce. © Copyright. All rights reserved.


[photo-slice of potato and rosemary pizza]

Potato and rosemary pizza. © Copyright. All rights reserved.


[photo-dipslay of assorted dessert cakes]

Assorted dessert cakes at Pompi, Rome. © Copyright. All rights reserved.


[photo-display of assorted gelato flavors]

Gelato flavors galore. © Copyright. All rights reserved.


[photo-display of assorted dessert cakes]

Yummilicious dessert cakes display. © Copyright. All rights reserved.


[photo-classic tiramisu cake]

The classic tiramisu cake. I love that it was not overly sweet. © Copyright. All rights reserved.


[photo-slice of zucchini flower pizza]

Delicious zucchini flower pizza. © Copyright. All rights reserved.

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  7 Responses to “Food Photos from Italy”

  1. Hahahahaha…you made me laugh when you mentioned that you did research on the places to eat in Italy, rather than the places to visit while you are there!!:) Sounds more like a foodie trip, LOL!:)
    Looking at all your photos make me miss my Italy trip as well…and I remember all those assorted varieties of gelato and dessert cakes, which seem to be almost everywhere on the street, don’t you think? :)
    You must have had a fantabulous time there!!! :D

  2. Hi Christy. Thanks for your visit and comment today! The largest variety of gelato flavors I have ever seen was indeed in Italy. And hence, this is one of the reasons why I had to do my research on the food, right?! =D LOL

  3. Your pictures only confirmed one thing. I need to go to Italy when I get a chance. It’s a must! The food looks GRRRRREAT. I’m so envious. Did you miss Chinese food, especially Chinese soup? Hehee.

  4. Hi Nami. Funny you ask that. I was missing Chinese soups towards the end of the trip. The long flight back home made the craving all the more stronger. I will start making soup again very soon!

  5. I wanna go Italy too! all the gorgeous flavours.. I’m salivating. I don’t think I will miss chinese food there.. hehe

  6. I am so jealous of all your pictures!! It’s been years and years since I’ve been to Italy – 10 I just realized!! – but the food memories have stayed with me so strongly. It all looks amazing.

  7. This is an article that makes you think “never thohugt of that!”

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