Bonus Sunday actually the last food pics for realz this time

In case you were wondering if they were going to completely skip cooked tomato sauces and pizza, they waited to do that until the last day.  (Not quite accurate– there were pizza and calzone that did not get photographed because apparently #2 is too hungry at lunch most days to remember to take out the camera!)

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Fresh fettucini with artichokes (front) and with mushrooms (back)

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Simple pasta with tomatoes

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Simple pizza with fungi

And that’s it! Back to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow!

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Some (almost) final food pics

We will return to our regularly scheduled programming on Monday (with a money post).

In the mean time…

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Arrabiata with house-made pasta

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Carbonara with house-made pasta. Eat all the carbonara. The pasta was toothsome!

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We eat a lot of caprese.

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gnocchi baked with mozzarella

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a big salad with things in it, also I had bread and olive oil

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Wild rice salad with eggplant.

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some kind of pasta

Also saw many dead saints bodies and churches.

Roman cheeses and other foods.

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For dinner we got the grand tour of cheese from soft bufala ricotta in top left progressing in strength to stronger and then smoked mozzarella.  We ate all the cheese in Rome.

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eggplant slices grilled with zucchini and pesto

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tomatoes with pesto

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Artichokes, eggplant casserole

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pasta

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salad

We have conquered Rome.

A single link.

Food pic Friday!

In the Campo de’ Fiori is a mozzarella bar/ cucina. The cheese is as amazing as you think.

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First an “intense” bufala mozzarella with a side of tomatoes and pesto. Delicious!

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Yummy pasta

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Grilled eggplant covers a ball of cheesy rice. Pesto on side. Smoky mozzarella. Sooo good.

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Overhead view

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Dessert was creamy ricotta with honey, pine nuts, and orange peel.

So far this meal wins!  We will go back.

Lunch in Rome

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Bucatoni amatriciana (tomato sauce with black pepper, bacon)

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Eggplant parmigiana made with burrata

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Arrancini, Sicilian style

Special Thursday edition of food pics!

Campo de’ Fiori has many restaurants.

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Artichoke ravioli

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Lunch near Vatican City.

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Tagliatelle with porcini

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Penne with onion sauce

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Basil sorbet

Didn’t take pictures of gelato by Vatican Museum.

Food and #2 provides some ponderings from overseas

Everything in Florence is so gorgeous.

Why do Europeans smoke so much?

Every street musician in Rome plays My Way.

Here is some foodstuff.

 

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I forgot to take pictures of gelato before it went in my tummy.

Here’s something from near Santa Croce.  This dish isn’t complex so you should try making it. Burrata and very thin slices of eggplant marinated in olive oil.  Delicious!!  Santa Croce amazing.IMG_0117

We have been eating lots of salads.

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Italy is gorgeous.

Food from Firenze

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Insalata Caprese

 

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Spaghetti carbonara

 

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Tagliatelle with tomato and porcini

 

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Peposo (beef cooked in tomato and pepper, with roasted potatoes)

 

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Affogati caffe

 

OMG I wish I were in Italy too

Florence

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Spinach gnudi with Parmesan in sage butter sauce

 

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Ravioli with ricotta, nettle, and aromatic herbs

Not sure where these are from

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Panini with salami and cheese

 

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Insalata Fra Angelico- burrata, zucchini, avocado

 

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Insalata Caprese

 

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Gnocchi with pesto and green beans

 

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Tagliolini with black truffle

 

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Tartuffo affogato caffé

 

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Apple strudel

Not really a money post… but man, how much would you pay to spend two weeks in Italy eating stuff like this?  Have you spent money on an amazing vacation before?