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MY TRIP TO ITALY - PART II / FOOD IN PARMA

I am little late in posting my Italy trip posts, because I was committed with other works and could not organize my trip pictures.  From now on I will be sharing more about my trip and the food that we enjoyed.

So stay tuned.... If you have not seen My Italy trip Part I  . Click the link.  

But I am sure I will be sharing few of my trip pictures and food that we enjoyed from now. 

FOOD IN PARMA

Parma is a city in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its Prosciutto di parma and Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese which is also produced in Reggio Emilia.  Parma is famous for its food and rich gastronomical Tradition.  We tasted the best and authentic food in the town.  Whatever we ate each and every time is really best ever ones, I swear... The best Focaccia ever, Gelato, best pizza, Wine, Best Tortelli d'erbetta, fresh handmade pastas and offcourse lots of local food and desserts.  From the elegant restaurant to the small eatery, originality and passion are the main ingredients for any dish that is served.  The best thing in the trip was we did not have any problem with the language because of my brother, who is very fluent in Italian and also he is fluent in few other languages as well French, German and Spanish. 
When we are in different country appropriate language skill play an important role to understand and enjoy their food and culture a little deeper... So we were able to enjoy the trip to the core.  He is also a great Foodie and because of him and his Italian friends we enjoyed the best food and places in the town. 

When I say Tortelli d'erbetta this is a very traditional pasta dish from Parma.  Typical first course of the Parmesan cuisine, the Tortelli d'erbetta can be eaten all the year round.  In the eve of San Giovanni, everyone in the Emilia Romagna region eats Tortelli d’erbetta with their family and friends..   In all the villages around Parma St. John's night, the 23rd of June, is traditionally celebrated eating Tortelli d'erbetta outdoor, the so-called "Tortellata".  This fresh pasta Ravioli is stuffed with a ricotta and Greens filling, glossed with Clarified Butter and a generous sprinkle of the region's Parmigiano- Reggiano cheese.  It was absolutely mouthwatering and it melts in mouth. The Tortelli d'erbetta is made during June holiday.   We also had lots and lots of traditional Parma food and nearby Bologna's and Modena tortellini everything was yumm..... It’s really difficult to post all the food pictures so here are few samples of food pictures we enjoyed only in Parma.. Hope you will enjoy food in Parma Virtually.... All this Random food pictures are from my iphone :):)


Tortelli d'erbetta


 
A great fancy of Parma is the "Torta Fritta" small triangles of fried dough served warm with a whole variety of cold cuts.




Best Ever Focaccia.... This was our Morning Breakfast almost everyday .  We tasted focaccia in so many  places during our trip but the one we had in Parma was the best one I have ever tasted ... 















Fried Egg served with Porcini Sauce..absolutely yumm...



Hand made Pastas.... Yumm :)





We end up eating icecream everyday and enjoyed different flavors each time...Loved all the flavors and varieties.  Nocciola, Zuppa Inglese was absolutely fantastic.  It is also a popular gelato Flavor which I loved it a lot. 















This Pizza is Mianese

Mozzarella, mushroom, eggplant, tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, basil





This was absolutely delicious 

Baianese

Fondue buffalo mozzarella, mozzarella, mushrooms and truffle cream de and basil



Pizza topped with delicious Porcini....Mmmm Yumm :)





Bruscianese

Mozzarell, caponata "papaccelle Neapolitan" with black olives, capers and pine nuts





Enjoyed visiting Local Library often :):) 







Delicious artisan breads and Hand made pastas was yummm :)



Lovely desserts... :):):) I am way too tempted to go there again.....










Hope You all enjoyed Food in Parma... Stay tunned to see my Trip III !!!!

Vikis Kitchen  – (February 27, 2013 at 8:24 PM)  

Seems like a wonderful trip dear. Love Italian foods very much. Enjoyed all the clicks...tempting desserts indeed.

prathibha Garre  – (February 27, 2013 at 10:27 PM)  

Thats a wonderful trip...just drooling over all the pizzas,pastas,breads n desserts..need 2 make a trip

Corporate to Kitchen  – (February 27, 2013 at 11:13 PM)  

Waw.. you have such a nice blog! I loved all your pics & recipes.

Marcellina  – (February 28, 2013 at 2:18 AM)  

Your trip to Italy looks fabulous! My father is from Emilia Romagna and tortellini d'erbetta is his "signature dish". Your photo's are wonderful!

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