You hear people say "Italy has the best food ever"...don't always take their word for it. I might be the most picky eater in the word, and I am probably just used to the Americanized versions of "Italian food," but - don't hit me - I really don't care for the food here. To make my point evident, here are some examples of authentic Italian meals straight from Rome and my kind-of-harsh opinions on them (don't think I'm a pessimist, but as already mentioned, I'm really picky...).
|My first meal in Rome was only 3 Euros. It wasn't that|
bad, and it had bacon in it, so I was pretty happy. It did,
however, make me worry about the food here and how
much I was going to like it...
|This was pretty good pasta with red sauce, and I|
didn't have to pay for it because Jeremy bought
everyone's food. I'm not complaining about this one!
|Ham and cheese on bruscetta. The bread was soggy|
(I think they soaked it in broth or something) and
I'm very picky about ham. I could only eat
two of these. EEEEEW. I was definitely my second least
favorite dish here.
|This takes the cake as the worst dish I've had here. And I really|
tried to eat it! It was spinach lasagne...and it was the most
appetizing thing on the menu...EW.
|This was a ham and cheese panini from a really cheap place. It was|
pretty bland and almost tasted burnt, but it wasn't terrible and it was
probably worth the money.
|This was carbonara, too, and it didn't have much of a taste.|
It was pretty good. If you like noodles with a little bit of
parmesian, you'd like it.
|Nothing pastry-wise tastes this good at home. Chocolate cornettos.|
|I will miss my favorite pastry shop right down the street.|
|I will definitely miss authentic tiramisu.|
|And I will miss gelato.|
|...Especially chocolate-covered gelato.|
I'm worried I will gain it all back when I get home because I began to comprise a list of things I want when I get back to the states. I soon realized the list was basically a list of my favorite foods. Upon my arrival in the states, I will soon have the following:
- 1 soft taco supreme with no lettuce or tomato and 1 Doritos locos taco supreme with no lettuce or tomato from Taco Bell
- El Patio beef nachos
- Fazoli's breadsticks
- My granny's chicken and dumplings
- Steak and A1 sauce
- Shell macaroni and cheese
- A pepperoni calzone
- A scrambled egg sandwich
- Loaded baked potato
- A soft pretzel with salt and mustard
- Sesame chicken from Sakura
Mmmmmm. We've got it made in America when it comes to food choices! Can't wait to get back to eat some good ole southern cookin'...Taco Bell, here I come!