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.