Parma Day 2

The Osteria La Maesta in Emilia-Romagna is a lovely family-run open-air eatery where the good life is made of simple, delicious bites and a bottle of Malvasia seco frizzante.

Torta Fritta and Prosciutto di Parma, Italy

Addictive fried puffs of dough called Torta Fritta…

prosciutto di Parma in Torta

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  1. June 30, 2010 6:10 am by Sally Reply

    omg, you are making me nostalgic for Italy. Simple food prepared with the best ingredients, we can all learn from this.
    Those lovely looking bread pillows are deep fried? I haven’t seen them before.
    Many years ago, I had an Italian landlord. Every month when I went to pay the rent, he and his wife would put out a spread similar to the one in your photo. Needless to say, I never mailed the check.
    Send more photos soon!!!

    • June 30, 2010 10:43 am by kim Reply

      Yes, those are fried puffs of dough sent out to eat fresh and hot. They’re addictive and pair well with the sweet saltiness of prosciutto di Parma!

  2. July 27, 2010 8:08 am by catie Reply

    Holy cannoli! That must be what pillows in heaven are like…. warm, fluffy, and stuffed with prosciutto. Then again, traveling to Tuscany to savor prosciutto pillows must be better than anything heaven dishes up. Can’t wait to see more photos and hear about all your adventures! CC

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