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Is this food porn? Maybe it's difficult to define but you know it when you see it? You already know the food was terrific on this trip. I must have consumed a half-million calories but lost five pounds, which prompted me to tell Linda that I just may write a combination diet/travel book: "How to Eat Your Way Through Italy and Around Paris...and Lose Weight!". Obviously you have to stay active, and constantly lugging twenty-odd pounds of cameras and gear, though probably insane, did keep the metabolic rate elevated. (Just kidding about the book; with the surfeit of diet AND travel books extant, it must already be out there somewhere.) I didn't try anything pictured here, but if you truly are what you eat, then with all the gelato and cookies and chocolate-this and lemon-that, I surely came home a much sweeter guy. My two shopaholic, returned-with-one-more-stuffed-suitcase-than-they-left-with, gourmet traveling companions would study menus and decide where we would eat each day. One restaurant in Rome, owned by a family from Capri, and two in Paris were so good we had to go a second time.
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