My May issue of Bon Appetit Magazine arrived the other day, later than usual because I’d just started a subscription. On the cover (not shown, that’s a stock photo): an enticing bowl of pasta. On the top, in bright red letters, THE ITALY ISSUE. By coincidence, I was rearranging my cookbook collection, which includes a shelf of food magazines going back years. As I went through the magazines, I saw one cover devoted to Italy, and Italy travel. Saveur, Gourmet (RIP, oh wonderful one!), Taste, a magazine published by Williams-Sonoma at the turn of the millennium.
So, why all this Italy attention? Because Italy travel sells! Because people love Italy! They love the food. They love Italy travel. Yes, Italy is the bomb!
Of course, we know that. That’s why we’re here. I’m thinking this May issue of Bon Appetit has made way for the June issue but you can still find tons of fab online. Check out this cool slide show of spring pasta recipes.
So Italian food plus Italy equals heaven for many…
Yours in devouring Italian food,