August 31, 2009 · 12:53 am
I spent a week in southwestern Italy visiting family and divulging in the fresh, homemade ingredients Italy is known for. Seeing family was definintly a religous and emotion experience. Eating the food was just as emotional!
Fresh, homemade pasta from our favorite hotel/restaurant, Albergo Miramonti. A few years ago we got to watch as the owners mother handrolled out each indiviual noodle.
Homemade salami meats from Uncle Giacamo, most commonly known as Sopressata
Tomoatoes on the vine at Aunt Pina's summer home in Paestum
Hot chile peppers in the garden
Me and Aunt Pina toasting to some homemade limoncello!
I had such a hard time finding good figs in the city this year. Thankfully I got some fresh from the trees!
Fig and Olive Trees
Baba Rum cake, a Napoleatano classic where the cake is saturated in rum!