22: Food, Food, Food, Food, Food!

Recently I have lost the will to eat. After eating nothing but pasta and pizza for five weeks straight, I have been informed that it would be to my advantage if I cut dairy and gluten out of diet (and went to a chiropractor several times a week to have my back violated - I"m sure the chiropractor community refers to this as "adjusting my spine" but as a person who hates to be touched/hates that popping sound, I cannot agree). 

It's difficult. It's so so difficult. I have spent so much of my life eating gluten. I love sandwiches. I love hamburgers. Hell, I love aht.seriouseats.com. I can't get enough. I was going to write about Kevin Williamson vs. Darren Star and instead I'm going to do a photo-dump of the delicious food I ate in Italy. 

in memoriam of the food i will no longer eat. part one 

Siena: I Maestri Lunch. Eggplant Parmigiana
Siena: Typical Breakfast on the way to class

Siena: This is the kind baby face that let me know I had successfully ordered Naturale water > Frizzante.
Firenze: Calzone
Siena: Antipasto at Civette Contrada Dinner
Firenze: Deluxe Cafe cream cheese bagel. I have no idea why it was so good, but it so was.
Firenze: Beef Carpaccio + Rocket Salad
Siena: My first Italian breakfast: salami, pecorino and eggplant.
Rome: Best gnocchi ever. Cheese filled and covered in truffles and olive oil.
Siena: My first pizza. Eggplant. Delicious. I was so excited by how good it was I accidentally threw half a slice at a wall.
Cinque Terre: Bacon&Egg on Toast
Firenze: This was a different experience for me, thicker pizza with airpockety crush. The moral of this photo is to be nice to Italians and they will reward you with free pizza lunch.
Siena: Fish pizza. I could taste it for the rest of the day.
Firenze: Monte Cristo like breakfast sandwich. Good, but I forgot that I can't handle the heaviness of Monte Cristos

Siena: Osteria Nonna Gina's' secret sauce without nuts! Except it did have nuts and you might have a situation where you have to run and get an epi pen and then run and call an ambulance. Dinner and an adventure all in one!
Siena: Pizza Trofea! Best $2.50 pizza ever! I don't know why this combination was everywhere because I always just ate the hotdog bits first and then the pizza ever.
Siena: I am the worst sweets eater. I will only eat gelato limone. Any other flavour and I will be a sticky complaining mess.
Milan: Artichoke, mushroom, olive pizza. I'm not a fan of olive pizza that I can't bite into, but hey olives = good.
Rome: Parpadelle with wild boar sauce. 
Siena: I Maestri. Pici with ragu. Pici is like thicker spaghetti and it's Siena's top shit. 
Volterra: Margherita Pizza, perfect post Torture Museum nausea.

Cinque Terre: Pizza Diavola
To be honest, the best thing about the pizza diavola was the atmosphere (and it was delicious, what am I saying?). We were sitting on the rocks drinking red wine and watching daredevil Americans jump off cliffs.

And this would be it in the daytime.

Totally beautiful.

It was all pretty amazing. I'm going to do a part two very shortly. I just didn't want to go too crazy with the  photo dump.