Behind Italian Food
Autumn in Italy. One of my favorite time to stroll down the roads of my old downtown and meet my friends in the main square for happy hour. The smells are sharp and very unique, smells that you can only detect for a couple of months a year: roasted chestnuts and Vin Brûlé.The harvest season for wine grapes is almost over, it's getting cold and the mouth is craving for warmer, sharper, comfort flavors.
Yes, Italian cuisine is so much more than pasta, pizza and gelato. These three definitely became famous for a reason. If made right, they sure are the best things you'll ever put in your mouth... but they are not the only ones. Next time you travel to Italy, and you really want to try something unforgettable, dare to walk into one of those tiny restaurants never advertised on a travel guide.They are usually hide in the mountains or at the end of a dead-end unpaved road, miles out of town. When you'll finally find one and walk in, you will feel like you are stepping into somebody’s home.