Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Italy = Great Food

I am going to forwarn you that this post contains FOOD...so you may want to grab a tasty snack before the cuisines of Italy make your mouth start watering!

This first picture is of a wonderful lunch we were served in the mountainside of Gubbio. Gubbio is a medieval walled village known for its famous traditons that date back many centuries and are still active to this date. The local cuisine is generously flavored by truffles found in the surrounding forest of Gubbio...usually in the mountainess areas. This was a linguine served with olive oil steeped in truffles with thinly sliced truffles on top...one word....MOUTHWATERING!









You are probably asking yourself about this next picture AND why we would take pictures of dirt clods in a box....Right? Well, these are black truffles...some may even say "black gold"...these are found in and around the restaurant "Da Buffone'" where we dined for lunch. In fact Mr. Buffone owns dogs and keeps them at his home next to his mountaintop restaurant. On this particular day he took the dogs out for some early afternoon truffle hunting...and this is what they found. Hubbin took a picture in which the chef was more than gracious to let us in his kitchen...he took this one in particular because A.) we love truffles and have learned and heard much about them from our son...and B.) because these babies sell for 800 Euro a kilo...yes you heard that right in other words they would sell here at the price of about $1200.00 a kilo...thus the name "black gold" and the reason they are sliced so thinly...you can see the tool they use to slice the truffles at the top of the box. I have forgotten what it is called!





This last picture is of me and lovin hubbin enjoying our fully loaded plate of appetizers...and yes you guessed it those are truffles on the bruschette? on hubbins plate...and everything eaten or served always goes better with wine...or at least in Italy! Scrumptous meal...as they all were...

More photos and such to come later....




11 comments:

daisy cottage said...

Oh what a wonderful picture of you two! You both are adorable! And the food looks delicious! I am SO glad you had a great time on your trip!!!

xo,
Kim

shabby chic said...

Hi welcome back it looks & sounds like you had a wonderfull holiday and lots of wonderfull things to see too as well as eat .
I cant beleive that men in trees has been aired in the uk first ? and not aired from your side first!. I will say there is a very naughty racoon in it & one of the leading characters is extremely handsome ( my hubby wont mind ! )

take care x Dominique

joan said...

Teresa,
This looks like so much fun and good food. Didn't you just love Italy? Great pic of you and your hubby!

Sandi McBride said...

I'm still laughing at Mac (WTHF) who said, they're called truffle slicers aren't they! Smart asses are everywhere!

Terri and Bob said...

I love truffles. I buy truffle oil every year to make salad dressing which is soooo good! That's a cute picture of the two of you!

Julie said...

Italy...well it is suppose to be one of the most romantic places to visit...sounds like you found that out for yourselves!

Lavender Chick said...

Love the pictures! Truffles and red wine... HEAVEN!

Paige said...

Welcome home! Glad you guys had fun!

justabeachkat said...

Great photos, especially of the two of you. BTW, your haircut is soooo cute on you!

Didn't you just love the wine in Italy? Everywhere we went, it was incredible.

We want to go back so bad. Maybe next year.

Hugs and welcome back!
Kat

Julie said...

I am back to blogging and would love it if you could stop by and vote on something I am trying to make a decision about. Thanks!

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