As much as I would like to be Italian, or live in Italy, unfortunately, that is not the case. My friend Paula used to live there, and hearing her spout off things in fluent Italian jibberish is downright heartbreaking.
Me? I can order a pizza, and ask for the bill in broken Italian.
I know how to ask where is the train station, and where is the bathroom, please. Very important things like that.
Ohhh, I can also say I can ride a horse, but that doesn’t really come up in Italian conversation as often as one may think. Nor can I actually ride a horse. But whatever, Judgey McJudgerpants.
Caprese. It basically means “From the Island of Capri”, in case you were wondering.
Caprese Salad is one of the simplest and most delicious Italian creations there is. A little mozzarella, some basil, and a red ripe tomato combined with a little balsamic or olive oil just screams fresh. So, why not turn it in to a savory popover for my popover project?
Gracious…why did it take me so long? It’s incredible. You can serve these as a bread or side dish with any pasta or meat dish, and your guests will love you for it.
Posso andare a cavallo.
(No, I can’t. Merde.)
You may need THIS, however, should you venture across the pond to the Boot… It comes up often in conversations I have had.
No, non voglio il tuo lecca lecca.
Trust me. Important to know.
Have a great day everyone!