Cheri of HQ WordPress takes the lead on this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: COLOR.
From the oven, cooktop and grill, to the table, plate and glass, food and drink around the Bel Paese is very, very colorful and very, very appealing.
Italian culture is bookended by food, with art, architecture, design and fashion sandwiched in the middle.
Food, in all its variety, is the single most important ingredient of that illusive la dolce vita and probably the reason why so many tourists travel to her shores again and again to whet their appetites and wet their whistles.
From the time they’re able to hold a fork, Italians quickly learn to savor and enjoy every bite, morsel and sip, and appreciate all the hard work and time that painstakingly goes into plating culinary works of art.
Nothing says more about Italy than the food it prepares and the enjoyment that comes from its consumption. Simply put, la Penisola begins around the table and her color grows from there.
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