My husband and I will be headed over to Italy as well (less than 2 months 'til we leave!), and I've been up to my neck in the planning details. So naturally, I've got Italy on the brain right now :)
I don't know what I'm more excited about: going back to Italy and visiting all of the beautiful sights.....or the FOOD!!!! I'm practically salivating already. I'm like my Dad---- I could eat pasta 3 times a day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. So of course i'm excited to be going back to Italy... I get to stuff my face with as much gnocchi as I want. Obviously, there are other culinary treats besides pasta in Italy to look forward to.
My TOP 5:
1. Fresh Pasta
|The Golden Table|
2. Stuffed Zucchini Squash Blossoms
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know--- Pizza is NOT on my top 5 list. Here's my defense: First of all, I love a good pizza. (NOT the "american-ized Papa John's" kind!) My definition of real pizza is the paper thin, crispy coal-fired crust, top-shelf ingredients kind. And that's what you find everywhere in Italy. Since you can find it pretty much all over the place, it's not really a novelty for me. Don't get me wrong, that won't stop me from eating it every other day while i'm over there! lol
Even if I wasn't Italian, I still think that I'd love Italian food........and I still think that Italy would be my favorite country in the world. I suppose that maybe it is in my blood. Regardless, no matter who you are, once you get a taste of Italy, you'll never be able to get it out of your mind!