Everywhere we go, we find one amazing local food item that we gorge on until it's time to move on. And the fact that it's temporary makes it even more special.
My 2 favorite things that I ate in Italy was the Margareta pizza and the gelato. The pizza totally ruined pizza in the states for me not that I was a big pizza eater before. But my favorite was definitely the gelato. It was a nightly ritual to get gelato while we were in Rome.
So many food memories of places I've been. I particularly loved the street snacks of Mauritius. For Italy, though, it's impossible to narrow down to just one food. If I had to say one thing it would not be food but coffee. Italian coffee is always the best for me.
Oh, the avocado! It truly is the ambrosia to the gods. I grew up in Escondido, CA, which billed itself as the "Avocado Capital of the World". So did 4 neighboring communities as a matter of fact. I just have to look at a menu item and see the word, "California" in the title to know it contains avocados.
Though it was more than thirty years ago, I still remember two dishes from my first trip to Italy. One, a local pasta name (can't recall the name) with a blackberry blue cheese sauce; another, also a local pasta with a pureed asparagus sauce. Living in Spain, nearly all our fruits and vegetables taste as fresh as we'd find only in the weekend farmers markets in the US. Especially the tomatoes, which, even when served purposefully partially green (tomates ensaladas -- tomatoes for salads), are practically sparkling with flavor.
What a mouthwatering post! Here on the Viking Star, it’s the daily selection of freshly baked (from scratch and French country butter) croissants, better than any we had in France!
I am enjoying your writing and especially this post! We are so eager to discover our OGF everywhere we go!