Italy travelers return to the U.S. with leather jackets, handbags, shawls, artwork, ceramics, jewelry, wine, and olive oil. I have brought home all of those. But what can you buy for under 14 Euro? TREASURES from the grocery store!!!
For just under 14 Euro, I have 8 cans of tuna in olive oil (for tonnato sauce), two tubes of triple concentrated tomato paste, two jars of noci sauce, and two bags of 00 flour!
I am as excited about these purchases as I am about other items I bought. I packed the rest and carried that flour home on the plane!
Other food items I bought on the trip seem to fall into two categories: salty and sweet.
I bought truffle paste in Alba, a salt-spice blend in Portovenere, and pink and blue sea salt in Bologna.
On the sweeter side, I have coffee with adorable little Bigaletti sugar packets, tiny hard candies, and soft amaretti from Mombaruzzo. We also ended up with two bottles of Brachetto in Brad's luggage.