Italy’s La Cucina del Buonsenso (The Cuisine of Common Sense) believes that “good spending is the basis of good cooking”. Use the best ingredients that are available and use them well and you will be rewarded with memorable meals and good health.
Message to myself (aka a New Year’s Resolution for 2016) – make time for mindful eating and food shopping. We as Americans often seem to have little regard for what goes into our mouths often judging the quality of food on what’s fastest and easiest. Spend wisely but well seems to be the motto of most Italians who value the food they eat. In Italy the food is fresh and vibrant, it is arranged and well cared for. It is treated with respect and in return adds so much to the Italian experience.