"The people who give you their food give you their heart" - Cesar Chavez

Monday, July 19, 2010

People, Places and Food in Milano

It's been way toooo long since I have properly updated so I have a lot of catching up to do! I am all settled in Puglia, working at the Cefalicchio Country Home and so  when I can, I will update on my adventures in Italy thus far. When I first arrived in Italy, I met my good friend Julietta in Milan and we stayed with her Zia Franca (Aunt Franca). Franca was so sweet and a great cook making us loads of delicious food every night! One of my favorite things that she prepared were these frittatas that she is pictured above holding. One has proscuitto in it and the over had zucchini. They were seasoned perfectly and we had them with grilled meats and pastas for dinner. Here is a picture of a delicious pasta dinner at Zia Franca's apartment in San Donato, Milano. It had pieces of grilled eggplant, peppers and tomatoes. Freshly grated parmesan and a bit of basil.
And here is some of Julietta's family in Milan! From left to right: Julietta, her cousins Mari Angela and Giacomo and Zia Franca is standing up with two pasta utensils.
And this is just the beginning..... :)