My recent experience in Rome, while harrowing, would have been a lot worse had I not been to Italy before. Granted, it’s one of my favorite cities and I was very much looking forward to taking in sights beyond the Colosseum, as glorious as it is. And lingering over a fabulous Italian pastry and cappuccino in one its splendid coffee shops (actual coffee shops, readers, not coffee shops of Amsterdam ilk). And experiencing Rome’s finer wines and cuisine in an unexpected corner of the city rather than inadvertently coming out in a local hot spot on Gay Street. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) Did I mention that many of the superb wines I enjoyed while in Italy with my husband in 2009 you can’t find here in the states? As they’re made in small batches, they’re seldom imported.
Now I’m just getting depressed.
Hence my need to return to some of the photos I took when last in Rome. I’m including just a few here; perhaps you might enjoy them before my blogging returns to food stuff next week.
I’ll try to get through posting them without weeping.
I mean, I didn’t even have any gelato while there! Or pizza! (Sniff, sniff.)
Ciao, Roma! May we meet again in happier times. Until then, special thanks to those of you who stumbled across my blog this past week for the first time – mostly photography and travel bloggers – as I recounted my most recent adventure abroad.
Here’s hoping for a more successful journey to Chicago next week.
You know, assuming I can walk, and all.
An avid traveler who normally writes about food, Dr. P. K. Newby is a nutrition scientist and educator with expertise in the prevention of obesity and chronic diseases through diet and the relations between agriculture, food production, and public health. She brings together her passions for food, cooking, science, and sustainability through her writing and videos to help people eat their way towards better health, one delectable bite at a time. If you like what you see here at The Nutrition Doctor is In the Kitchen, please subscribe to my blog from the home page, become a fan on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, check out my food porn on Pinterest, watch my cooking videos on YouTube, and peruse my recipe page for soups, salads, seafood, sweets, and more. Thanks for reading!