Bobby and I are in Italy for two weeks, so I’m going to post about some of our culinary adventures. We’re staying near Venice in a piccola citta’ called Spinea.
Lunch today was delicious. Bobby got a pizza: “Prosciutto e Funghi” (Ham and Mushrooms).
I got Insalata Fantasia, a salad of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, mozzarella, corn, and shredded carrots. In Italy you make your own dressing from the oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper that they set at every table.
This evening we managed to cook dinner because our hosts have allowed us to use their kitchen We had…
Leftover pizza, bread (both toasted), plus fresh salad with sauteed onions:
Fresh Italian Salad
- Chopped onions
- Chopped tomatoes
- Chopped red pepper
- Saute onions in a spoonful of olive oil.
- Mix together raw veggies and top with onions and the following dressing…
Simple Italian Dressing
- Olive oil
- Apple cider vinegar
- Salt & pepper to taste
We went to a very quaint “supermercato” to get the ingredients. We also picked up some ingredients for tomorrow’s breakfast.
I also plan on posting pictures and critiques of food from restaurants that we go to. Maria (our host) suggested not eating in the city of Venice because it’s ridiculously expensive. Very sound advice, and hopefully it will encourage some imagination and produce new recipes, since I have access to a kitchen.
Bobby and I are going to try to act European by eating large lunches and light dinners. So far so good…