Italy, where have you been all my life?

A trip to Italy is like Mecca (or Heaven) for foodies. One of the reasons are the ingredients, the time it takes to prepare them, and for...

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A trip to Italy is like Mecca (or Heaven) for foodies. One of the reasons are the ingredients, the time it takes to prepare them, and for the dining experience that is a result of all that effort. Production standards are rigorous, and the pride, palpable.

Visiting the food producers let the visitors understand why Italians are so proud of their food. It’s like the Olympics of cuisine, each and every day — the training, the commitment, the testing for banned substances.

Restaurant owners working with those ingredients carry on the tradition, and each is convinced the ingredients from his region create superior dishes.

Read the full article at Vancouversun.com