Being a vegetarian in Italy is never a problem, choosing what kind of vegetables to cook and eat is the problem. That's because there are too many choices. I want to buy almost everything at the vegetable stand and cook as many dishes as I possibly can. My mind is like a little food machine running on high speed trying to stir up many simple recipes to satisfy my greedy palate. Sadly, cooking a feast is not possible unless we have some guests over to share food with us.
So Sunday is the only day that could fulfill my obsession. Last Sunday, we invited a couple friends over and spent the entire day chilling, eating, and drinking. We also went to sagra del gnocco in Teolo which is a food festival celebrating local food that's prepared by locals. The entire village was packed with cars and people. It was my first time attending a sagra. I've never seen so many people in the village before. What I loved about sagra is the immense joy that a humble dish could bring to people. Life is this simple. I didn't try gnocchi though because the queue was too long. Marco didn't have patience but I am definitely going to the next one.
I took a lot of pictures this past week so let me share some of them with you first. :)