When I first told people the family and I were moving to Italy, the response was always, “Lucky you”. The “luck” they referred to was more than the access to the Italian landscapes, or being able to view the historic sights of Rome. What many people consider the best part of living in Italy is the chance to eat the wonderful Italian food. And yes, the food is wonderful.
In Italy, food is the heart of the family and the Italian culture. If you are fortunate enough to be invited to an Italian family’s home for dinner you will see first hand how food is used as a means for connection. An Italian meal is carefully prepared, and thoughtfully served. The meal often lasts for hours, and saying you are full isn’t really an option, as food continues to be brought to you long after you’ve reached your limit.
During our travels in Europe, we’ve had the opportunity to experience great local food from each location we have visited. Here’s photo essay of some of the great foods we’ve experienced so far. Buon appetitio!