In 1993, my parents and I visited my brother and his girlfriend in Bologna, Italy. Like many Northern Italian towns, Bologna has a medieval old town area surrounded by sprawling suburbs.
Bologna is known for its food...for instance, here's a shot of my father, John, with some large rounds of cheese.
Italy is quite a small country, and transportation is good, so it is surprising that there is a difference in food preparation from one city to the next...but there is.
|The food in Bologna is very good, and it tends to be very, very fattening. Here's my mother, Mary, doing a number on two chocolate/cheese/custard concoctions simultaneously. This stuff, based on mascarpone cheese and chocolate, is just awesome.|