Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Vacanza Italiano!

I took so many photos in Italy -- which is pretty typical for me on a trip. But this...this was a trip of a lifetime for a chef.  The pictures are just to take a little bit back with me. The memories are embedded deep in my brain and my soul, but the photos make them seem vibrant and still alive.   I posted social medial shots all along the way.  But, below are just a few that I shot with my real camera. If you click on them, you can see an enlarged version. I haven't edited them at all because that would delay their posting by several weeks. This is just a small taste.  Mangia!

Parmagiano reggiano factory. a beauty in Modena
parm grade 1
curing prosciutto legs in Modena
balsamico DOP!
"a light lunch"
mortadella stuffed chicken
quite possibly the most fun engaging tour guide on the face of the earth: Alessandro at Italian Food Days

Antinori: the vegetarian entree. Badia e Passignano
edible landscapes
insalata arancia in Bologna
tortelli in Brodo
our driveway
stuffed zucchini blossoms at Tre Porte in Castellina in Chianti
Samantha's best meal: pecorino zuppa with gnocchi
saffron risotto. sigh
a pecorino shop in Piena

truffle linguini
the famous Chianina breed somewhere in Chianti region
just one of many of our porcini bruschettas in Siena
cut from the villa garden
on the canals of Venezia
from the boat to our plate: Spaghetti al Vongole
pretty much