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“La Dolce Vita”

October 12, 2014

 

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While I’m gathering my thoughts, unpacking our bags and getting my camera repaired (ughhh) enjoy these pictures taken on a trip to beautiful Italy. A country known to the world as a “living art gallery” filled with art and architectural masterpieces, it’s a visit that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Ahh…but let’s talk Italian cuisine; it’s simple, vibrant, subtle, delicious and diverse. There are many regional variations of cooking throughout Italy, but in general grain foods such as pasta, bread, rice, and polenta are mixed in a variety of interesting ways with vegetables, beans, fish, poultry, nuts, cheeses and meat. AND the wine…..with vineyards dotting the Tuscan landscape, we enjoyed Chianti Classico, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese and many other varietals in a region where Chianti was born. Days filled with touring and ending with a beautiful meal will be forever etched in our memories of traveling to this breathtaking country.

As I get back into the swing of cooking, I will be mindful of my experience and hope to share a few culinary highlights on Shreddedsprout.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2014 1:05 pm

    Looks like you had an amazing time! Welcome home!! Can’t wait to hear more about it.

    • shreddedsprout permalink*
      October 12, 2014 2:54 pm

      Yes! Can’t wait to swap stories!

  2. Judy permalink
    October 12, 2014 1:36 pm

    Looks like the Amalie coast…I look forward to the “details”. I remember I “touched” the blood orange I was going to buy & got screamed at. Much too uptight!!

    • shreddedsprout permalink*
      October 12, 2014 2:56 pm

      Yep…going through the market we were advised to keep our hands in our pockets!!!

  3. Maureen permalink
    October 12, 2014 2:20 pm

    Great eye, Tina! Beautifully captured photographs. Now just want to HEAR all about your trip!

    • shreddedsprout permalink*
      October 12, 2014 2:54 pm

      Can’t wait to share…we have a few places you must visit!!

  4. Judy permalink
    October 13, 2014 10:08 pm

    Definitely on my bucket list. We must talk!!!!! Love the photos, can’t wait for the stories.

    • shreddedsprout permalink*
      October 14, 2014 7:13 am

      A definite must…would love to share!

  5. Megan permalink
    October 17, 2014 2:11 pm

    Fabulous pictures! So thrilled for you!

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