This will be the end of the Italy posts. Next week we start talking turkey, as Thanksgiving is coming up! In the meantime, favorites from my Italian journey:
Il Cane: Favorite image of a dog sleeping behind an old-timey wagon:
Il Pranzo: Favorite lunch – Pasta Cacio e Pepe at Roma Sparita. Note the basket of FRIED CHEESE. Yeah, that’s right.
Carne: Favorite new cured meat: Like prosciutto but not pork from the Jewish section in Rome.
Le Patate: Favorite photo of boiled potatoes cooling on a windowsill (I know, it makes no sense).
Il Polpo: Favorite Octopus for sale at the Roman Testaccio Market.
Il Negozio: Favorite Roman Gourmet Food Store (where I bought the salt) – Castroni
La Scuola Cucina: Favorite Daytime Activity: Velia’s Cooking School
La Strada: Favorite Creepy Alley in Orvieto – ALL OF THEM!
Il Miele: Favorite Vendor at the Orvieto Farmer’s Market – Sigillo di Garanzia Miele (No website I could find). I bought Sunflower Honey and a jar of hazelnuts in honey, which is pretty much awesome. I keep saying that I’m going to bake something with it, but I just keep eating them out of the jar with a spoon.
Il Gioielli: Favorite Jewelry Shop in Orvieto – Spazio Manassei Gioielli di Monixa Coscioni. I think this woman is a metal/gem stone working genius.
La Cattedrale: Favorite Over-Exposed Cathedral Photo – Orvieto Cathedral (still learning the fancy new camera)
L’Auto: Favorite Tiny Red Car Loaded with Too Many Things (Orvieto)
L’Albergo: Favorite B&B in Orvieto: B&B Sant’Angelo
Il Vigneto: Favorite Hotel/Vineyard in Orvieto: La Rocca
La Ceramica: Favorite Pottery Store: L’Arpia – handcrafts pottery based on Medieval designs native to Orvieto. You can watch them paint in the store!
I Ravioli: Favorite Pumpkin Ravioli EVER: Palazzo Manfredi (Michelin Star Restaurant)
Il Castagno: Favorite Curbside Snack: Roasted Chestnuts from Street Vendors in Rome
La Photografia: Favorite Tipsy Photo Take from a Moving Taxi in Rome
La Pasta: Favorite Close-up Photo of Pasta with Cured Meats: Pasta Carbonara from Le Mani in Pasta (Trastevere, Rome)
Le Bar: Favorite Wine Bar in Rome: Il Goccetto
Le Bar: Favorite Wine Bar in Orvieto: La Champagneria
Salute! Thanks to Marmo for an amazing trip!