Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Emilia Road Trip

On our way to Regina and Alessio's wedding in the Emilia Region, Gabriel and I rented a car and once we got off the big, ugly circular highway around Milan, we took small country roads all the way to the little town of Ramiseto. Winding on our way, we first ran into the Oltrepo Pavese wine country and saw rolling hill after rolling hill full of green vines and tiny grapes. Come September, we'll have grape must out of these babies here and after a few months, Prosecco!!

When we were almost at our destination, we paused and had a little walk along the road where golden wheat was glistening in the afternoon sun. This may seem strange but where I grew up in the Mid-West where mostly corn and soybeans are grown, wheat fields seem so exotic.

Believe it or not at the restaurant parking lot where the reception was held, we almost parked on top of a patch of these wild strawberries. I ran out of the car and picked a handful to bring to the reception.


Blogger Lea said...

So awesome. =)

It would be so wonderful to pass so much of the earths bounty in one car ride! And to almost park on wild strawberries!? hahahaha =) Did you taste one? How were they?

4:46 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Isn't it wonderful how the world seems to want to feed us? I swear, just about everywhere I look, I find food growing.

These are lovely pictures, Susan, and if your pictures reflect your state of mind while traveling, you must have had a beautiful time.

3:36 AM  
Blogger J at said...

Too cool! My friend Cherry, of Cherry Extract fame, got married last weekend, and little strawberries that looked a LOT like that were in little pots as table centerpieces. Very pretty. I'm looking forward to putting mine in the ground.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hi Lea, The strawberries were very typical. Not too sweet but full of strawberry flavor. Yum.

Hi Christina, Do you see that too? I thought that was only in Southern Europe. Back in Chicago, I never got that sense. Glad to know California's that way too.

Hi J., How pretty! Sha had little potted strawberry plants on the tables? And you got to keep tham as favors? Nice.

12:46 PM  

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