10 Jul Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
Once upon a time our ancestors lived in a world where Italian food wasn’t the grandissimo deal that it is now. Once upon a time parma ham, parmeggiano reggiano and balsamic vinegar, weren’t some of Italy’s biggest exports. Once upon a time people who occupied the country that is now Italy had little idea what their fellow countrymen were eating fifty miles down the road. Once upon a time they didn’t even share the same language. Once upon a time there were no recipe books in Italy. Once upon a time the creation of some of Italy’s finest meals was handed down through generations by word of mouth and “do as I do” demonstrations.