Living Mediterranean

The best part about studying the Mediterranean Diet in Italy is having the chance to test it out.  Over the past few weeks, I have tried to incorporate various aspects of the Mediterranean Diet into my daily routine. For instance, I have switched to using olive oil as the primary fat for cooking and eating.  … More Living Mediterranean

Pizza at the Farm

Making pizza at Localita Il Piano has certainly been the highlight of my food experiences here in Italy thus far.  Sure, I have made pizza before.  I have even cooked in a brick oven many times at my work study job, but there was something special about making pizza in Italy. For starters, we prepared the … More Pizza at the Farm

Portion Confusion

My jaw dropped when I saw the plate of pasta. My first thought was, aren’t the portions supposed to be smaller here?  Of course, the food looked delicious, but I wondered how I would eat my way through two other courses when this one looked so huge. Upon further reflection, I realized that perhaps the … More Portion Confusion