Italy: More Food

Quail eggs!  These made pretty tasty scrambled eggs & toast.

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My dessert plate from Follonica.  Somehow my camera deleted the photo of the dinner plate, which was an amazing sampler of different meats, cheeses, and bread.

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Breakfast in Follonica.

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Amazing rocket salad.  This is how I discovered that I love anchovies.

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(Sorry about the dark photos — restaurants don’t always have the best lighting)

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Doner Kebap!

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We took a pizza making class!  I got to knead the dough, toss it, put on the sauce, put on any toppings I wanted, and take it out of the oven with the big paddle!  (Mine was anchovies, mushrooms, capers, and artichokes, and it was the best pizza I’ve ever had).

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My pizza, fresh out of the oven.  It makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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Spaghetti with black sauce and cuttlefish.  Delish.

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We decided on a Chinese restaurant to mix things up a bit.  I had the shark fin soup.

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Fried rice tastes just like I remember it.

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Fried ice-cream.

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This was a real iffy moment for me.  Apparently horse is a specialty of the Veronese.  Yep.  I decided to try it after a lot of internal debating and it turns out… it was pretty good.  It did not taste “just like chicken” (haha) but it did taste quite a bit like steak.  It was also my first time to try gnocchi, which was interesting.  It’s a bit doughy but pretty good.

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Some sort of delicious creamy limoncello type drink.

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Breakfast at our B&B in Verona.

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Artichokes in oil.  Simple and amazing.

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They sell Duff beer everywhere here!  I’ve yet to try it but it makes me laugh every time I see it.

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My other big foodie moment…  Trippa alla Fiorentina.  Trip.  Stomach lining.  Yep, I tried that (because I want to try all the specialties, if I can).  Taste wise, it’s not nearly as unappetizing as it looks (and let’s face it, it looks really unappetizing).  The tripe itself has no flavor and the flavor of the broth and the bread that go with it is actually really good, however I could not get over the weird texture and so I only made it through a few bites before I gave up.

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