TRAVEL // Visiting Italy as a Vegetarian
The Travel Belles have written a really great article, shedding some light on eating out as a vegetarian in Italy. Even though the Italians are usually quite vegetarian-friendly the ladies suggest that when dining out in Italy sticking to the “Primi” section is safest, these starchy entrees can be a pasta, risotto or soup.
The ladies provide an example menu in different Italian cities:
Rome ~ Starter: Cacio e Pepe (a dreadfully tasty pecorino cheese and black pepper condiment for tonnarelli, or any other thick noodle-like pasta. Main: Pomodori col Riso(Rice cooked within a roasted tomato). Side: Agretti (typical Roman grass-like greens with a distinct spinach flavor and very rich in iron, served steamed with just a dribble of lemon juice and olive oil). Dessert = Tiramisu.
Florence ~ Starter: Zuppa di Farro (spelt soup). Main: Fagioli all’Uccelletto (beans stewed in a rich tomato and sage sauce). Side: Panzanella (a “salad” made with broken day-old bread, chopped fresh tomatoes, red onions, basil and dressed with olive oil and white wine vinegar). Dessert: Biscottini di Prato e Vin Santo (dipping almond biscuits and fortified wine).
Palermo ~ Starter: Pasta alla Norma (tossed with fried, diced eggplant, tomato sauce, basil and salty ricotta shavings). Main: Maccu (fava bean purée). Side: Caponata (sweet & sour Mediterranean version of ratatouille). Dessert: Gelato.
Enjoy and travel safe!
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