"Delicious snacks: zero need to look for McD" Top 5 Page for this destination Italy Restaurant Tip by Trekki
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Italian food is delicious, no doubt about that. But this is not only true for dining out but also for the quick snacks. No wonder Slow Food movement was established after a huge wave of protest swept through Italy when rubbish burger shops wanted to establish business. Sadly some mass magnet cities gave in and let these plastic food chains open some of these nightmare establishments. So much for prostitution for tourist money. But there is zero need to frequent these, not even in Roma, Firenze, Venezia, Napoli and Verona. There are enough cafè bars where made-in-Italy snacks are being sold. First of all of course pizza. Small snack bars, often not more than a hole in the wall, they produce masses of pizza on trays, mostly a guarantee that it is fresh. These pieces of pizza are being called pizza al taglio (cut pizza). Then there are local delicious snacks, often with herbs or vegetables inside. My favourite was erbazzone, a kind of puff pastry filled with spinach. In northern Italy, especially in Emilia-Romagna, piadine (sg: = piadina) are being sold, the Italian version of flatbread, filled with any kind of food. In middle Italy it is called crescia. And then there are of course the kind of snacks which are being sold in pastry shops and which are neither pastry nor bread snacks, like in my last photo. I bought these in Cervia at the Adriatic coast (and they are available also elsewhere I assume): a kind of hot dog but baked together with the bread wrap. In north eastern Italy tramezzini (sg: = tramezzino) are made, white bread with filling. And of course, in a generic way, panini (sg: = panino) are bing offered throughout whole Italy. These all are only a small selection of the snacks. But enough I hope to explain why there is zero need to stop by in a burger thingy.
© Ingrid D., April 2011 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.)
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Price: less than US$10
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