Food Memories

Do you ever make foods to recall a memory? I've only eaten fried zucchini blossoms once before. It was in 2009, and I was dining at restaurant in Piazza Santa Maria in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome with my family.
I remember these were written on a chalkboard menu, and we ordered them on a whim, my sister scoffing at my insistence on ordering yet another fried food. I remember eating them while drinking wine and laughing while we sat underneath a painted mural of Christ with his hands together in prayer on the restaurant wall. We later took a picture of my mom mimicking this pose that same night.

Lately I've spied these bright, colorful zucchini blossoms popping up at my local farmer's market. So now I want to try my hand and make these myself, if only to remember that summer two years ago; the lively Italian streets, the amazing flavorful cuisine, the pure unadulterated magic of Rome.
What's a favorite food memory of yours?

6 comments

Sophie Delphis said...

I have so many food memories. In particular, when I was little and jetlagged from international flights, I would eat Pim's cookies and lemon poundcake in bed in the middle of the night.

Evie said...

I lived in the Trastevere area for a summer! Oh how I miss it! That just took me right back to how they would have those blossoms on pizza too! Yummy!

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..that is such a sweet story. For me it has to be pierogi. My grandma used make them for us when we went to visit her. I remember the feeling when we all set at the huge table and simply had the best time ever. Have a lovely Monday, darling
Kisses

Diana Mieczan said...

sat:)

rebecca said...

what a sweet tale. any southern comfort food makes me think of home. which is hard to find in nyc! of course there are southern themed restaurants... but it's not the same.

Mo Pie, Please said...

I love food memories but can't think of any right now. But I'm so happy to see this post and remind myself of our lovely trip to Italy last September. Pizza, pasta, cappucino, gelato...mmmmm.