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Bologna and surrounding impressions

May 30, 2011
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Anna Maria is the one restaurant you can’t miss when in Bologna.
I don’t think I have ever, in my entire life, had such light, silky, delicate Italian pasta.
Only now I get the meaning of the Bolognese cuisine with the Taliatelle al Ragu it has been so famous for.
The Ferrari factory and the mother of all Mortadelas in the local market, where just minor anecdotal touristic extras.

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I also only eat what I kill. just kidding ;)

May 29, 2011
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Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has taken on a new hobby, butcher in training. It has been reported that Zuckerberg updated his status on his personal Facebook page: “I just killed a pig and a goat.” his challenges supposedly take his mind off of the Facebook daily grind. Well dude, join me on a trip to Emilia Romagna in Italy and you may want to take on a different challenge. Skip a grilled Panini with Prociutto and fresh Mozzarella di Bufala, because you didn’t get to kill the poor pig, six month ago, before it has been artfully transformed to this Prociutto?
We have arrived to downtown Bologna after driving down from Milano, passing through culinary heaven lane, through Modena and Parma. The landscape included Rice fields, yes like the ones in Japan i was telling you about, vineyards, farms and Salumi factories.
Once in Bologna, we went for a stroll through downtown. Old, beautiful, and buzzing with crowds, all local.
The food scene was almost overwhelming. Deli stores, restaurants and bars everywhere, fresh pasta, ready made food to go and of course giant Parma Ham Salumi, hanging everywhere above the counters.
A procession of the local Papal representative, followed by a long tail of religious catholic believers was crossing town for some holy lady’sbmemorial day, and a rogue protester promoting the end of the world, was being harassed by local police, because he chose to deliver his message fro the top of a statue in the middle of the Piazza.
With jet leg and a severe need for a shower and some sleep, we rounded up the first half day in Italy with a ridiculously tasty Macchiato and a sandwich with grilled sausage, onions and peppers fro a street vendor, accompanied with a cold beer.
A promising day one of a new Italian visit.

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