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Eating Italy: Amalfi Coast Edition

May 5, 2014

Last week, my mom finally came to visit me in Prague! After showing her around the city I have been living in, catching up and taking her to my favorite resturaunts, we headed off to Italy to meet my best friend & her mom. After three days in Florence (that's for a different post) we were en route to our beachfront hotel in Positano. 

Simply put, the Amalfi Coast is amazing. Lemons are a staple food along the coast. The Italian locals grow lemon trees and put the fruit to good use, mixing it with liqueur (to make limoncello), gelato ice-cream, candies and other treats. 

 Our first day we went to the town of Sorrento for an italian cooking class at Sorrento Cooking School...I was SO excited and actually learned a lot. 

 

 The chef who taught us gave me some really good cooking advice that I will keep with me forever. My favorite tip was to always keep your recipes simple & fresh. Using too many ingredients and spices will overdo it. By keeping it simple you taste every single ingredients you are adding into your meal.

We learned how to make a pizzettes, ravioli pasta, a fresh fish dish & tiramisu. 

 Neapolitan "Pizzette"- It was extremely easy and quick to make, but sooo yummy. Making & kneading the dough was really fun (and messy). I will definitely be cooking this for my friends back at home! 

 "Capri" style ravioli (as seen on my Instagram page)- Each ravioli was stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella & parmesan cheese. So good..actually craving it now.

 I'm not a huge fan of tiramisu but the cream layers and cocoa powder topping was to die for…just saying.

 The next day we took a day trip to Capri on our own private boat! I was in heaven. Luckily, we ended up having our best weather day of the trip with a clear blue sky and temperature in the 60's. 

Right when we got off the boat we found this great restaurant on the harbor overlooking the boats- I got a rucola, tomato and shrimp salad. We also got a marinara pizza for the table to share (god forbid I just got a salad for once). After doing a little shopping & walking around town we followed this insanely good smell right to this gelato shop that makes the ice-cream cones right in front of you. So naturally, I got gelato.

 Last stop: Ravello. Similar to the other towns on the coast except for the fact that is has this restaurant- Cumpa' Cosimo. Going to this restaurant made my trip, the experience was that good. It was a family-owned cliche of an italian trattoria. "Mama" made us finish our entire plates until they were squeaky clean. Maybe my opinion is slightly swayed by the fact that a handsome italian man fed me tiramisu? Either way…I loved it!

 

Ciao for now, Italia!

 

 

 

 

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About Me

Hi! I'm Lindsay, a ​New York PR girl who has a passion to explore the world. So far, I've traveled to 25 countries and counting. Tasting and immersing myself in each unique culture is my absolute favorite part of my travels, and has inspired me to share these experiences with you. 

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