As you begin to say goodbye to your study abroad semester, you also begin to say goodbye to some of the staple meals that have been in your diet for the past four months.
Freshly pressed panino every day for lunch? Forget about it. Pizzas to the face for dinner? Probably not.
There are a few recipes you can take back to the states with you, however, that will make you feel like you’ve never left Italy. Here are some that can be easily made at home and are a must to bring back to your family and friends.
1. Pappa al Pomodoro
The ultimate tomato soup. A tuscan favorite, this tomato soup is made with three day old stale bread, tomatoes and olive oil. Find the authentic Tuscan recipe here.
2. Ribollita Soup
Like Pappa al pomodoro but with more vegetables. Also made with stale bread and olive oil, this amazing soup is a sure fire way to get anyone to eat their vegetables.
3. Cacio e Pepe
The lesser known famous Roman dish (the first being Carbonara – take this one back with you too). Cacio e Pepe is a pasta dish consisting of Cheese and Pepper. Simple, yet delicious. Recipe here.
4. Risotto Milanese
Of all the risotto recipes you’ve tried, this one is the one to be bringing back to your kitchen. Typically a dish from Milan, risotto milanese is risotto made with saffron. It’s best when made as a complement to veal osso buco.