Sunday, January 31, 2010

cookin in the cenci

tomatoes from the campo di fiori
Abby went to the market in Piazza San Cosimato and got two giant chicken breasts. Maybe this looks like two, but really it's just one cut in half.

Then they got cut up some more and covered in a lemon-caper sauce which is not in this picture but it was delicious

Melissa had some old rock bread so it got turned into breadcrumbs using a cheese grater then became delicious breading (+ cheese and some seasoning) for zucchini and eggplant!! The breadcrumbs stuck better to the eggplant probably because they are more spongey. Plus some tomatoes.

They are happy

Sunday, January 24, 2010


chocolate + caffe

banana! I thought it was going to be ice cream-y and thick but it was light and citrusy, but not because it was banana but it tasted/felt the way lemons do, you know? i guess what you would expect banana gelato to taste like.

what are you eating? baskin robbins? cold stone? red mango?
sucks to be you

more food

chicken etc. by lydia E. and elsinore C.

alex T.'s burger

lily in carbo ecstasy

*our place*
good caffe + panini

the cheese lady in the campo di fiori

-m. Lizza

Thursday, January 21, 2010

breakfast in rome

here is my first entry as a guest bloggurr!!!!! lily made an omelet with spinach this morning. later we'll go to the market in the campo di fiori to get more stuffs. we've been shopping for food everyday and eating lots of panini and pasta.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Greetings from Rome! Got here on Sunday. It hasn't even been 4 nights but it already feels like I've been here forever and the days feel soooo long. I haven't been feeling too hungry lately, probably because I didn't eat much in the days before I left, but still, there's so much good food around me I feel bad not eating it all. Also, no to-go bags in Italy? Bad news

Been eating out a lot, so we made dinner yesterday. Gnocchi with spinach, prosciutto, mozzarella, and parmesan. Credit to Abby Edo and melissa, who will probs be a guest writer for 19meals. Look out

A real cannoli. Too lazy to rotate this picture

Friday, January 15, 2010

waiting around

Waiting to go to Rome tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

my to-eat list


I made a lot of things this break, like Christmas dinner and turkey pot pie and lots of pico de gallo. I also ate a lot of things. I didn't take a lot of pictures, and the pictures I took are not going to be on here any time soon because I enjoyed being home too much (in my queen size bed, perfectly heated room, having love and affection showered on me like the only child that I am, not doing my dishes and dropping crumbs on the floor without worrying that mice will eat them and crawl on my bed, and getting good at video games with my pals) to update it. And now, I am going to Rome this Saturday for six months, so really who cares about what I ate over break? And if you do, then it's too bad.

But I have a list of things I definitely have to eat when I'm in Italy and other miscellaneous European countries. So here it is:

cow tongue (or stomach?) sandwich
(some pic I stole from someone's blog. sorry)

lots of cheese
(I've been trying to build to my dairy tolerance. I'm also bringing lactaid pills, hopefully)



This is only a small part of my list because I got tired of google imaging, so keep your eyeballs on this blog to see what things I eat in Europe. I'm so excited, but also kind of scared because I'm pretty bad at getting out of my comfort zone, but it's going to be good!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I wanted to make pico de gallo because I am obsessed with it. It is probably one of my favorite things to eat even though I have to brush my teeth vigorously afterward and not talk directly to anyone for a few hours. But we didnt have tomatoes!! So Neal told me to use mangoes, which I had, so it was exciting, but then it turns out my mom ate the last one and I was so sad. I rolled around on my kitchen floor, which really meant that I sort of rocked back and forth because my kitchen is not big enough for a lot of full body rolls. But then I had a great idea to make a sour cream dip with pico de gallo ingredients, so I just added tiny chopped pieces of red onion, lemon juice, lots of cilantro, and some pepper. It was great, but probably a bad idea that I ate it on my bed then immediately lied down after eating it.

Also, I have come to realize that I confuse other feelings for hunger a lot. Im actually not hungry that often. But I always think I'm hungry then take two bites and realize that I'm not, but I eat anyway. One day, when I am about 35 and past the prime of my life, I will start to address this problem by exercising and eating baked chicken and fish. But not yet.