/Liguria
3 04, 2010

Trofie al Pesto

April 3rd, 2010|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Daily Food Photo, Liguria|4 Comments

Trofie are twisty homemade pasta strands made in Liguria from durum wheat and water. They match beautifully with pesto genovese, a thick paste that is so highly prized in the region, its name and production are regulated by government […]

2 04, 2010

Easter Sweets in Genova

April 2nd, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Liguria|0 Comments

I know I say this about every place I go, but this time it’s for real: I could totally live in Genova. Stepping off of the train at Stazione Brignole is tantamount to stepping into a glutton’s paradise. Nearby is the Mercato Orientale, a huge covered market selling […]

2 04, 2010

Acciughe Salate alla Genovese

April 2nd, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, Fish, Gastronomic Traditions, Liguria|0 Comments

On Tuesday I visited Genova (possibly the best food city EVER). At Trattoria Da Maria, I had acciughe salate alla genovese, salted anchovies with potatoes and green beens. The super salty fish balanced perfectly with the bland vegetables […]

1 04, 2010

Cinque Terre Wrap-Up

April 1st, 2010|Categories: Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Liguria, Restaurants|7 Comments

Mamma Parla and I just got back from a quick trip up to the Cinque Terre, a rugged and mountainous stretch of Liguria’s coast. It was my first time visiting since a post-college graduation excursion in 2002. On my first trip, my friends and I rented a […]

1 04, 2010

Marinated Anchovies

April 1st, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, Fish, Gastronomic Traditions, Liguria|3 Comments

I just got back from three days on the Ligurian coast with Mamma Parla. We were in the Cinque Terre mostly, where anchovies are a specialty. They are served grilled, stuffed, fried, salted, and marinated in lemon. The latter perparation, called […]

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