Degree qualified in Complementary Medicine, and an obsession for Real Food, Self-Love & Connection. Mother of two & lover of simple life, Sara’s mission is to inspire women to reconnect to themselves and the pleasure of life through Food, Love & Adventure. Originally from Italy, she wants to share the ‘Italian Passion for Food & Life’ with the world.
July we are celebrating as Italy Month here at Our Family Travels. Our first Guest is Sara from the Connection Project here to chat about how we can discover a connection through food inspired by the Italian way.
Discover connection through food the Italian way
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It is very well known that Italians love food, but going to small towns and talking to the locals that devote their lives to producing amazing quality foods and wines, will forever change the way you think about eating.
The real taste of Italy
Being originally from Italy, but Having lived in Australia for the last 12 years, I have been asked the same question hundreds of times: “where should we go to get a full experience of the Italian culture?”.
To the surprise of many, I wouldn’t name any famous city. Don’t get me wrong, Rome, Florence, and Venice deserve to be seen, but please consider to visit the small unknown towns. Be adventurous and try restaurants that you might not find on your travel guide. The ones that are hidden away from the touristic lights, the ones that will tell you what’s available today, the ones without a “standard menu”. That will be the best food experience you can have.
Emilia Romagna – where food & life are a daily celebration
Here we explore Cesena, Emilia Romagna, a region that is not spoken about as much as others. But did you know, Emilia Romagna is where: Ferrari, Lamborghini, parmesan, prosciutto di Parma, Bolognese sauce are from? As well as the oldest University in the world, pretty special.
Every region has special different traditions and ways of celebrating life, daily. In fact, every small town has its own. What I can truly talk about is Romagna where I am from. Where a coffee (espresso) in the morning is a must, a “Latte” doesn’t exist, cappuccino is only allowed for breakfast (and no more than one), skipping lunch could seriously be considered a sin, and dinner…well, that’s special.
Dinner as an experience
Dinner is a celebration, is a time for connection after a day at work. The preparation of food is almost as important as eating it. It needs to be made the right way, with the freshest ingredients of the best quality we can find. Dinner is not just about feeding our body, but is a holistic experience that nurtures us and our family in many ways.
The aroma of fresh garlic, onions and tomatoes being lightly cooked for that handmade pasta cooking away, the freshness of a salad & herbs from the garden, can you just imagine?
Everyone I speak to, thinks that Italian food is complicated, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. The simplest meals with the freshest ingredients are the ones that are the most appreciated and cooked as everyday meals.
Food tastes better when shared
When we change our perception from cooking as a chore to cooking as an act of love for ourselves and our family, the experience that goes with it, magically transforms too.
That time we take to prepare the food, sit down all together, appreciate the meal, have a glass of wine, talk about our day, is a true healing ritual. A time for a connection that builds relationships, and creates the best memories.
Are you ready to discover connection through food the Italian way, and embrace dinner as an act of love?
To find out more about the connection project visit https://www.theconnectionproject.com.au/