What Italian food items do you bring back to the U.S.?
- lynnlato Jul 16, 2012 01:22 PM
I'm heading to Italy in a few weeks and I've been mulling over what I want to bring home with me. I will be visiting a friend whose in-laws own an olive orchard and so I hope to bring home some olive oil.
What do you bring home that isn't readily available here in the states?
Canadian here. I always bring back/ask for:
- As many of the Kinder chocolates as they can fit (and then some)
- Local Cheese that may be unique to the region (hard cheese is allowed by customs here)
- Amaretti cookies from a bakery
- Giandutto (if they are in/around Torino)
Guido Gobino chocolates (preferrably with salt)
Spices (from Campo di Fiori)
Anything at Roscioli in Rome - this year it will be Colatura by Acquapazza and canned tuna
Coffee and cups from Sant' Eustacchio in Rome
Dario Checchini's Profumo di Chianti if you can find it outside of Panzano
Olive oil direct om the producer, wine, bottled anchovies, pasta, packaged risotto (good for quick meals but expensive and hard to find here), pasta in shapes not easily found here (for example, the kind shaped like priests' hats).