Now I got a proper profile image for all my social network accounts. It was done by the very talented and wonderful @nextjennart - thank you so much!
(and that's only one part of the whole image - which will be revealed in good time ...)
Food, heaven, I fucking love Italy!
After a small letdown yesterday at the hotel restaurant we found a small mom and pops restaurant in a village for our dinner.
We ate like gods, huge antipasti plate (with complementary pizza) then pasta and beef with Parmesan cheese, finally some dessert and 2 bottles of wine.
Wonderful flavors, fresh ingredients, quality meat, nice waitstaff, the chef came out for a chat... 2 hours of foodie heaven.
All for 45 Euro. I fucking love Italy.
So you know fruit cakes. Those boney dry, inedible bricks, the only food that survives a nuclear winter. I cannot bring myself to eat a bite of one. No way.
And then I end up in a small trattoria in Milan, they take fruit cake, cream, some booze, more cream and ice cream - and then some magic happens when they put it all together.
It's beautiful. It's delicious. It causes flavor explosions in my mouth. It's Meneghina.
So naturally, being in Italy, one is supposed to have pizza for one meal at least.
So The Wife and I ask around for a non tourist place and we end up in a residential neighborhood, way off all tourist venues in Milano, but it's highly recommended by locals. It's tiny, it's takeout with maybe a dozen seats.
It's absolutely amazing flavors on a pizza. It's nothing like other pizzas I've eaten all my life. It has ruined any other pizza for me forever. It's awesomeness.
Found this nice little trattoria in Milano that serves Emilia-Romagna food (read Parma ham and specialties from that area)
We had gnocco fritto with different meats from Emilia-Romagna, and damn what a flavor revelation. I was raving about seafood yesterday, but this is at least as good!
Sitting out on the street, great food, great conversation, great wine. Life is good.
Venice is of course quite touristy even in October and much of the main places are crowded (which I don't care for much)
Nevertheless St Marc's Square really is impressive and if you ever get the chance it's a must see.
And the gtfo of the tourist venues and find the little osteria tucked away in an alley off the trodden paths.
Good morning fediverse!
After being sick for a few days I'm finally enjoying a cup of coffee outside again. What a pleasant way to start the day.
Never forget that #YouAreAwesome