Galaktoboureko – Greek Custard Cake

Galaktoboureka - Greek Custard Cake

Galaktoboureko is a Greek dessert; basically, it’s a pastry-covered custard drenched in flavoured syrup. Best served warm when the pastry is still crisp and the custard just set, galaktoboureko is a great dessert for a large crowd. The baking dish full of rich dessert can easily serve 12-15 people. Although it is tastiest when fresh […]

Rome, the Eternal City

Rome, the Eternal City

Rome was our last stop in Italy after Bologna. We dropped our bags at the hostel and set out to explore on foot! Rome is such a great historical city. Ryan and I would wander the small side streets then turn a corner and catch our first glimpse of the Colloseum off in the distance.

Roma Eats: La Carbonara

La Carbonara

When we got to Rome, Ryan looked up some nearby restaurants where we could have lunch. He found La Carbonara, open since 1906, which exceeded all of our expectations. La Carbonara is a small, family-run restaurant just an easy walk from the Roma Termini.

Bologna in Bologna, the Learned, the Fat, the Red

Bologna in Bologna

Bologna was our next stop after Parma and Modena. Bologna is often called La Grassa (the Fat One) because of the city’s tremendous cuisine, and we made sure to eat our fill here. We stayed at a bed and breakfast in what seemed to be a couple’s apartment off Via Guglielmo Marconi. Our room was […]

Parma Ham and Parmigiano Reggiano in Parma

Parma Ham and Parmigiano Reggiano in Parma

Ryan, Sami, and I cooked our breakfast in our Modena hostel before leaving for Parma. We prepared our giant cheese-filled tortelloni from the market with pesto; cheesy-noodles with pesto; grape tomatoes; sausage; bread; peaches; and tea – and everything was exquisitely delicious. The three of us returned the car and then took the train to […]

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