The Villa Trotta in southern Italy is a place of beauty, respite and peace. When my friends and I stayed there last spring, one of my favorite things about it was how quickly it felt like home. A good 15-30 minute drive from the nearest town, it became our own private world.
We did our washing and hung it out to dry like proper Italians.
We washed dishes looking out of this window.
And after fetching pasta, bread, vegetables and wine from the local markets, we cooked in our very own little kitchen.
That was pure bliss to me. My friend Nat and I had such fun steaming purple artichokes, roasting green beans, and stirring pots of simmering tomatoes and garlic into thick, rich sauces.
One night after a long, glorious day exploring the Isle of Capri, we came home wanting simple comfort food. We found it in chilled white wine, chewy bread slathered with Nutella, and fried potatoes with red bell peppers, onion, garlic, and Italian sausage.
We brought our plates out onto the terrace and sipped, nibbled and visited as we watched the sun set over the Adriatic. Bliss.
After you’ve had a long day shopping, hiking or exploring, what is your ideal comfort food?
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This post is my contribution to Wanderfood Wednesday at Wanderlust and Lipstick. Click here to find more delicious food from around the world.