Due to being waylaid by a back injury last week, I fell one southern Italy meal short. You know why? Because when I’m sick, or at least wallowing in pain, I definitely don’t want to cook. Or eat real food. So, like a big baby, I had ice cream. And it was great. I suspect if I was sick in Southern Italy, I’d eat gelato (damn…why didn’t I buy gelato?), so I give myself a pass.
Moving on into Central Italy, the food is taking a much richer turn, with a lot of tomato-based dishes and heavier meats. To be honest, I figured this would be the case and was worried I really wasn’t going to feel like eating rich, heavy foods when the weather started to get warm. Mother Nature must have been inside my head, and she’s keeping it a cool 40 degrees this week. So bring on the sauce!
Central Italy for my purposes includes the following regions: Emilia-Romagne, Tuscany, Umbria, March, Lazio ,Rome, Abruzzi and Molise.
My pictures from Rome are pre-digital, and not scanned. I borrow this one from Google images.
Insalata di Fagioli e Tonno