Monday, August 29, 2011

Did I Ever Tell You...

...about my fetish with all things Italian?

Well, I hit a new extreme the other day after skimming through Teresa Guidice's two cookbooks.

After she talked (and talked and talked) about the virtues of Italian products, explaining why (which did make total sense) these choices of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, etc. were superior to other products of the same variety, I went right out and returned my huge bottle of just-bought olive oil. Teresa was right. When I read the back of the label, sure enough, the contents of my bottle were from four different countries. I guess that makes it a Heinz-variety!

Anyhoo, World Market had quite a few products from Italy, so I read the labels, then filled up my cart. Such fun!!!

And guess what????

I love these new finds! They taste better, plain and simple!

These cookbooks are fun to read and I like all the recipes I've tried to duplicate in my kitchen.

Surely, in my bloodline, somewhere, I have a bit of Italiano in me! After all, I'm loyal, exuberant, fiesty, fun, love tomatoes and pasta and full-of-yummy-fat parmesan! Oh, and I could sit with friends for hours on end eating and having a jolly ol' time!

So, now ya know all about my Italian fetish.

Do you have a fetish or two???


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I too love all things Italian. As a matter of fact, whenever we go to a restaurant and they serve olive oil with the bread, I can tell the difference in taste if it is good olive oil. It just tastes better. And yes I DO have Italian blood running in my veins ;-)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I was surprised to find out approximately 70% of all Moroccan olives are exported to Italy to be processed into oil. We only use EVOO and artificial "stuff".