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.