Things that make me miss the States.
This pasta at a certain Sicilian restaurant is one of the main reasons I’m going back to Rome. I am ridiculously food driven.
All the pastries and biscotti of Italy pale in comparison.
Gulab Jamun (Cardamom Syrup-Soaked Doughnuts)
Or as my friends affectionately call them, dem sweet balls.
God I miss sweet balls.
Cheese + fruit is my dream combination, next to peanut butter + chocolate
There is a girl in my apartment who can only cook one thing, but it’s the most picture perfectly crisp and buttery gooey molten cheesy grilled cheese. Her bread never burns, her cheese always melts, and it seems to be some kind of superpower.
Pistachio is my favorite! Pistachio gelato, pistachio tarts, anything pistachio please.
Edit: Clicked link, not pistachio. Sadness. But they’re green tea and almond! Again, not pistachio but not bad. Would nom the shit outta these.
Oddly enough I miss American-style hot chocolate. The hot chocolate here is super thick and very bitter, like a warm unsweetened chocolate pudding. And, of course, no marshmallows…
But, on the other hand, everything else chocolate here (cake,tarts, gelato, solid bars, candies) is beyond heavenly.
Things I miss.
#cannoli #italianbakery #toronto (at Tre Mari Bakery)
I eat more cannoli in the US then I do in Italy. Food is so so regional here, and since I’m in the central/north it’s hard to find cannoli (Sicilian) and impossible to find granita (also Sicilian).