Snapshots from Italy: Emilia-Romagna
Bologna, La Grassa, a city known for its ragù, mortadella (bologna!), lasagna and worship of pork. But despite Bologna’s culinary fame, there’s so much more in Emilia-Romagna to be grateful for.
Pasta features heavily, from the tagliatelle and gramigna in Bologna, to the stuffed cappelletti and tortelli in Romagna…
…as do affettati or cold cuts. World-famous Prosciutto di Parma comes from Parma in Emilia (as does Parmigiano-Reggiano); then there are the countless kinds of salami and salumi, prosciutti and insaccatti.
Not unexpectedly, I tend to forget about my camera when lunch or dinner is served, so this photo album is short and sweet. No material evidence remains of the squaquerone or zuppa inglese, the crescentine fritte or the aceto balsamico (not to mention the Lambrusco).
Just memories of friends, family and food and the wonderful sensation of being full.