Hi from Rick: Italy for Food Lovers
Gnocchi smothered in glistening pesto. The crispy, garlic-scented crunch of a hunk of bruschetta. A traffic-cone-orange Aperol spritz. A wedge of melon wrapped in very thin, slightly salty prosciutto. Bistecca alla fiorentina with a full-bodied Brunello di Montalcino. Neapolitan-style pizza Margherita…with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Almond-encrusted biscotti dunked in Vin Santo. Is your mouth watering yet?
I just love Italy. And so many of my favorite Italian memories are edible or drinkable. When I'm working in Italy, I spend each evening going from restaurant to restaurant, updating details for my guidebooks. And then comes my reward for all that hard work: I head back to my favorite place just before closing, ask for whatever the chef would like me to eat, and savor a late dinner. And I'm never disappointed… Read more