Back in 2005, I lived in Paris’ world-famous 5th arrondissement, commonly known as Le Quartier Latin. One side of my incredibly parisien apartment overlooked the elegant St. Etienne du Mont church and the white marble Pantheon. The other had a view of the sloping rue de la Montagne Ste Genevieve, a Parisian street that hasn’t changed much since the Middle Ages, whose quiet and subtle presence is broken only by the weekend nighttime crowds.
I recently wrote an article for Eating Italy Food Tours that explains the wide range of culinary traditions that exist here in Italy, in particular during the Lent and Easter period. Some might seem odd, like having salami, cheese and red wine for breakfast, but others are classic and delicious!! So after writing such a mouth-watering article, yesterday was finally our time to eat all that amazing food!
Like every year for Easter, off we went to the country side to spend it with our famous aunt and uncle (the ones who like to fill us with food-related presents every time we meet!). Continue reading
Our aunt and uncle (the same ones who have the pomegranate trees), live up in the mountainous north of Italy during the winter months of the year, in one of the many valleys of the Dolomites. But when the snow starts melting and the flowers start blooming, they pack up their car and drive back down to Rome, which could not be any more beautiful than it is in the Spring!