Undiscovered flavors of Italy
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. An old woman will slowly walk from her kitchen to greet you and will welcome you with open arms. She will smile at you like a mother and will treat you like a son until you step out of her dining room.
After a while you’ll start wondering how in the world she does it all on her own. But then you'll notice her husband in the corner, still wearing his gardening boots, busy starting the fire in their 100 year-old fireplace. Their daughter will then walk to your table and will start listing a few dishes, in Italian of course. No menu.
You'll have the best food of your life, drink wine that you'll never be able to find anywhere else again and will feel “at home away from home”. At the end, don’t be surprised if the old lady will look at you with guilty eyes when it's time to take your money... to her you really were her son or daughter for a couple of hours after all.