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My very first cappuccino!

The very first “cornetto” with Nutella inside! YUM! This is where it began…

Imagine saying no to these beauties!

Carciofi alla giudia.. Jewish style artichoke..

Carciofi alla romana.. Roman style artichokes.. just as good…

Them carciofi…

Tramezzino or what we mortals call a sandwich..

Tramezzino or what the rest of us call a sandwich..

The BEST strawberries EVER! They were dark pink to the core and sweet!

Pasta or art?

Pasta or art?

Gelati...

Gelati…

First lunch of the recent trip – baked pasta and an espresso!

A pastry filled with ricotta and chocolate!

A pastry filled with ricotta and chocolate!

Spremuta d'arancia aka Orange Juice.

Spremuta d’arancia aka Orange Juice.

Un espresso!

Un espresso! Un of many…

I would have liked to eat...

I would have liked to eat…

Roasting chestnuts! Did not eat...

Roasting chestnuts! Did not eat…

Roadside "tap" water. It is safe to drink!

Roadside “tap” water. It is safe to drink!

Saltimbocca and patate al forno..

Saltimbocca and patate al forno.. “first sit down lunch”

SIGH!!

SIGH!!

I would have been happy with just Campari...

I would have been happy with just Campari…

Who knew preserved peaches could be SO GOOD!!!! The croissant didn't hurt either!

Who knew preserved peaches could be SO GOOD!!!! The croissant didn’t hurt either!

Picnic lunch during a trek on the last trip... al fresco..

Picnic lunch during a trek on the last trip… al fresco..

You can tell a good croissant from the way it crumbles..

You can tell a good croissant from the way it crumbles..

A table "decoration" in Positano. Show offs!

A table “decoration” in Positano. Show offs!

Same thing I said before!

Same thing I said before!

Had enough? I think I have a few more…

Bucatini all'Amatriciana..

Bucatini all’Amatriciana..

The first white wine I really enjoyed..

The first white wine I really enjoyed.. One of the reds was nice too..

The grapes (their ancestors, actually) that created the said white wine..

The grapes (their ancestors, actually) that created the said white wine..

The "simple" lunch that was served with the said white wine..

The “simple” lunch that was served with the said white wine..

Aged mozzarella anyone? Who knew!

Aged mozzarella anyone? Who knew!

Zucchini with flowers.. do you think they tasted good? Of course, they did!

Zucchini with flowers.. do you think they tasted good? Of course, they did!

Just handing out bunches of grapes to passing trekker. Our trail angel..

Just handing out bunches of grapes to passing trekkers. Our trail angel..

Tomatoes? Ha! Pomodori! Sounds better, eh?

Tomatoes? Ha! Pomodori! Sounds better, eh?

Spicy olive oils! Who knew. And they are not kidding when they say spicy..

Spicy olive oils! Who knew. And they are not kidding when they say spicy..

proscuitto e pomodori..

proscuitto e pomodori..

In a bakery, no wait "pasticceria" in Amalfi..

In a bakery, no wait “pasticceria” in Amalfi..

Sfogliatelle.. I know.. it tastes divine. Ricotta with orange zest..

Sfogliatelle.. I know.. it tastes divine. Ricotta with orange zest..

OK, that’s it.. but wait! What about pizza? Taa, daa!

The most basic & delicious pizza - tomato sauce, cheese and 1 basil leaf! Eaten in Amalfi last year... also al fresco..

The most basic & delicious pizza – tomato sauce, cheese and 1 basil leaf! Eaten in Amalfi last year… also al fresco..

In a pizzeria called "Pizzeria Florida" in Rome. YUM!

In a pizzeria called “Pizzeria Florida” in Rome. YUM!

The YUMMIEST pizza slices ever!

The YUMMIEST pizza slices ever!

Pizza lunch before my flight back last year at Fumicino Aeroporto, Roma.

Pizza lunch before my flight back last year at Fumicino Aeroporto, Roma.

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