Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Foods of Italy

Italy is all about the food
Italy has some of the best food in the world
And we did eat our way around Italy

My first bowl of Italian pasta
cheese and sundried tomatoes in  Pisa

Spaghetti with a sauce of seafood
fresh from the market just down the street
served as a pasta course
in Venice

Ravioli filled with spinach and cheese
With grated pecorino on top
in Penzia

Croissants made each breakfast a delight
Crunchy croissants
Eaten by me with jam -- either peach or apricot
in Venice

A mid afternoon snack of cannoli and coffee
in Rome

A mid afternoon break with coffee (Americano)
a croissant and a lemony filled cake
in Montecatina in Tuscany

The best soup I've eaten
Made from yesterday's leftovers I'm sure
A bit of pasta, a bit of beans and vegetables
But, alas, no tomatoes!
in Rome

Pizza with mushroom, cheese and ham
in Venice

Pizza with white cheeses, a bit of "sausage" and argula
in Montecatini

A stop at an "Auto Diner" on the "freeway"
No warm hamburgers here!
proscuitto, cheese, pickled mushrooms and arugula
On the road between Venice and Tuscany

Cuttlefish with ink and polenta
in Venice
I've never eaten cuttlefish before (it's a cousin to squid)
It was good (called seppi on the menu)

With delectables like these, you can see why, we're now back on gruel for breakfast and a salad for lunch!

It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.


Bookie said...

This all looks very good and inviting...I might have to pass on that relative of the squid but otherwise, I would be game to try the dishes.

Rain coming for weekend...maybe a reading weekend ahead....

On Crooked Creek said...

Thank you for sharing the foods of Italy and allowing me to embrace the other half of my heritage!!! I'm not fond of, I would have passed on a few items! The soup looked so divine!!!

Rebecca said...

Oh, my goodness! There's NOTHING here that I would not have found MOST pleasurable.

Southerncook said...

OMG, ALL the food you shared looks amazing!!!!! What a holiday you have had. I can't think of anything more enjoyable than eating my way through Italy. I think it may have been worth it even if you are eating salads now.


Bernideen said...

Ohhhhhh...not so sure about the cuttlefish but loved seeing everything!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Amazing food I'm sure! You were soooo spoiled. Good for you.

lindaraxa said...

You really made the rounds! I don't think I have ever had a bad meal in Italy but raviolis are my favorite. Did you try the risotto nero? It's made with squid and it's marvelous. Typical of the Veneto. I must post a recipe sometime although the ink is hard to find around here.