|View of St. Peter's Basilica|
This past year was a rather fail in terms of blogging but fortunately, not a fail in terms of life. Just returned from a 3 week tour de italia….oh and did I mention? I graduated. And I’m employed. Of course, I’m not starting work for another 6 months which means no excuses this year (at least until July) when it comes to updating this blog. Plus, I have even less excuses considering I got an amazingly wonderful and beautiful camera lens from V.
Let me preface these Italy posts. Of all of the cities we visited (Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan and some Tuscan towns), there were plenty of scrumptious local specialties, but one of the reasons we went on this trip was for a certain someone to appease his pasta obsession so about 90% of our food consumption consisted of pasta. It was a good thing we walked everywhere, or else I would be needing a whole new wardrobe right about now.
I will say that it was still quite the fun foodie adventure to learn about all of the different types of pasta and compare the differences and similarities across cities.
First up: Rome.
Rome is mostly known for its pizza and is often viewed as on par with the city of Naples (the origin of pizza itself) in pizza – making, but they also serve up quite a good plate of pasta. In particular, the most popular are the carbonara (cheese & egg), cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper), and Bucatini all’ Amatricana (tomatoes & child peppers). I think we sampled carbonara from about 3 or 4 different places and one in particular really stood out. Guess what the restaurant was called? La Carbonara. Figures.
Next post, I'll attempt to round up the rest of Rome's eats including more pizza, some chocolate shots and an amazing new found appreciation for pork.
For those might eventually feel so inclined to visit the restaurants mentioned in this post:
La Carbonara: Via Panisperna, 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
Mercato: Piazza Campo de Fiori 53, Rome, Italy
Trattoria da Lucia: Vicolo del Mattonato, 2b 00153 Rome, Italy