Let’s warm you up for the food by seeing some sights first, yes?
I’m sitting in a mozzarella bar in the Piazza Duomo reminiscing about my vacation here in Italy. What i eat for my very first meal in this country is also what I choose to eat for my last meal here. In a few hours, I catch a plane back home. This is a plate of [...]
I’m in Bologna for three hours en route back to Milan from Ravenna. Bologna is called the belly of Italy, their cuisine is characterized by butter and cream, the most aromatic ham, and bottles of aged balsamic vinegar, seen above. At one of the many drool-inducing delis on Via Clavure, I chance upon one with [...]
In Ravenna, where I am now, I have a meal typical of the Emilia-Romagna region. Above is Veal Milanese, crusty and tender. A specialty of the region is taleggio, a cheese that tastes like a very mild blue cheese but is creamier. It’s wonderful eaten in nibbles. And here’s a plate of tagliatelle Bolognese. The [...]
Ravenna is 10kilometers away from Marina di Ravenna. It’s larger and more dynamic and is notable because of its piadina, a type of flatbread. Piadina is common throughout Italy but in the Emilia-Romagna region, it’s thicker. Here, my piadina with Parma ham, rucola, and squacquerone, a soft, fresh cheese characteristic of the region. I eat [...]
Marina di Ravenna is in the Emilia-Romagna region, three hours away from Milan by train. It’s by the seaside so it feels like strangely enough, like being in Boracay. In this small town, I learn to love the joy of having an aperitif before dinner.