Emilia-Romagna is a food lover’s paradise. From its expertly-made pastas to its carefully cured meats to balsamic vinegar that’s been made in the same way for centuries, Emilia-Romagna food is what dreams are made of. The region is considered by many to be the “breadbasket” of Italy, the culinary heart of the country. A two-week visit isn’t enough time to try everything Emilia-Romagna has to offer, but we did our best. Here are some of our favorite foods from around the region.