Ladies and gents, I’m in dire need of a vacation and, as luck would have it, that’s just what I’ll be doing at the end of this month. My last two trips to Europe, which took me to Hamburg and London, certainly left me with a few good food memories, but that’s going to pale in comparison after Mrs. TVFF and I head to Rome. She’s been there a few times (and studied for a summer during college), but it’s my first trip. We’ll be looking at tons of artwork, visiting important churches and ancient ruins and gorging ourselves on every type of food we can put our hands on.
It’s funny…I plan on walking something like ten miles a day while I’m there, yet I completely expect to gain 5+ pounds. What, exactly, am I looking forward to most? I’ve got a shortlist of dishes that have my mouth watering already.
– Yeah, I know you’re probably thinking that this should be a bit higher on the list. And it would be, except for the fact that (a) I’m going to be there at the end of February and it’s not exactly frozen-desert season and (b) I work about a block away from what I think is the best gelato this side of the Atlantic
, so it won’t likely be the kind of revelation it typically is for Americans raised on bland ice cream. Still, eating a cup of pistachio while walking through the Campo de’ Fiori will be pretty sweet.
Check out the rest…and help me find the best spots…after the jump.