Food Adventures

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Join me as I uncover the secrets of all the Italian dishes whose flavors linger in my mind and taunt me when I am away from Italy.

I am excited to share with you the results when I return to Chicago and start practicing what I learned.

Visit the cooking school:

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I hope you will write and let me know how you're doing. I am also happy to eat and drink on your behalf, so send me ideas for things to try and recipes to discover.

Let the fun begin!


At 5:10 PM CDT, Anonymous Kurt said...

Great picture of you. Hope you have a fabulous adventure. Let me know if you go to Bologna and try Trebbi or da Fabbio. Buona Fortuna.

At 5:23 PM CDT, Anonymous Danielle said...

If you are "food adventures" then I might be "homefront food", what do you think? Maybe I will start up one of these new fancy things they call blogs!

Anyway, I ate lunch at Eleven City Diner today and I had a Turkey Pastrami style Reuben--probably the best sandwich I have ever sunk my teeth into! An absolute must go to, when you come home. See I already miss you and you haven't even left yet! Who else can I share these food adventures with? :P

We also got bikes today and rode them home part way. We had to take the new "pink" line on the train for part of the way. Not bad, the pink line or the bikes. :)

Well, have fun and enjoy every minute of Firenze for the Ladies of the Boot!

At 5:41 PM CDT, Anonymous Denise said...

May your wit and intelligence put the foul, preternaturally perky Rachel Ray to death, fair Viktorija! I await your every saute...

At 4:56 AM CDT, Anonymous Christina said...

Hi Viktorijia,

This sounds like an exciting adventure and I envy you. I often think about all the wonderful food Emmanuel and I discovered in Italy. Emmanuel and I thought of you the other day actually because we were invited to a cocktail party in Paris and the guy throwing the party ordered tons and tons of Italian pastry. Delicious!!! You'll have to do a french cooking adventure some day too. Talk to you soon and have a fantastic time (i'll be looking forward to any yummy recipes you might come across)

At 9:00 AM CDT, Anonymous AT said...

VT! VT! I'm missing you! I'm missing you! Have a fabulous time...I can't wait to read all about it. Ciao, sister!

At 9:35 AM CDT, Anonymous Erika said...

I can't wait to hear all about your food adventures! If you find that the number of daily visits to your blog is reaching record's probably me, checking for updates and trying to live vicariously through your fun.

The carrot cake was absolutely divine. You were right, it is so moist and the icing is creamy yet not overly sweet. I think that I tasted a hint of coconut, but I'm going to eat a second piece to verify. Of course, my lactaid pills still haven't been replaced after a certain Viktorija induced custard eating marathon, but no worries. The ├ęclairs you suggested are next on my list of things to try.

Have a safe flight!

At 9:50 AM CDT, Blogger stephanie said...

I can't wait to see all of the beautiful photos and hear about all of the amazing food! Drink A LOT of cappacino for me. It reminds me of over ten years ago and our weekly (maybe even daily, at times) walking trips to Seattle Espresso for Iced Cafe Mocha's!! Yum! Can't wait to hear all about it.

At 12:02 PM CDT, Anonymous Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn said...

A blog! What a great idea! I look forward to reading about your Lucullan adventures. Buon Appetito!

At 12:19 PM CDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A wonderful way to stay connected with you and your food adventures in Italy!
I am looking forward to living vicariously through you with a touch on my keyboard..ha!( and I get to stay put for awhile) Great to see you in GC.
Travel safe and Bon appetit! :-) Hai

At 7:41 PM CDT, Anonymous Joel said...

As one of my travelling companions is wont to say, "In Italy it is quite possible to have one of the finest meals of your life at a gas station."

But in Bologna . . . , all simplistic wit breaks down. And there are no suitable metaphors for the food. Simply eat Viktorija, and tell us what it does to you.

At 2:30 PM CDT, Anonymous Uncle John and Aunt Sherry said...

Wow! Sherry and I love Italian food too, so share your favorites. But of course we try to eat no saturated fats and lots of fruits and vegetables which might make this more of a challenge for us. However, Sherry says that dark chocolate is good for us, so that will work. Have a great trip. Uncle John and Aunt Sherry

At 3:17 PM CDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helen said...OK, OK. So let's hear about a little Italian cooking and vino! I loved drinking the wines at the Aspen Food & Wine Festival. Of course, I love my Chilean vinos and what we served "sopaipillas con pebre". But you missed all the 4th of July hot dogs!


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