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Food, Classes and More Food

This week was pretty uneventful, but fun. Monday was a long day. I had three classes and received the grade for another one of my Midterms. I did well and now I am just waiting on one more exam grade. Monday night, my school sponsored a food workshop by an organic food organization, Slow Food. We learned about different types of cheese and salami – how they are made, where they are made, and tasted it all. It was only €10 and well worth it. Another plus was that the presentation was in Italian, so I was able to continue to improve my Italian by listening to a different type of lecture!

Some of the food we tried

Some of the food we tried


On Tuesday, we had a field study for my architecture class to visit a few churches. We saw six churches within a three block radius in an hour and a half – that’s what I call efficiency. We even went down a spiral staircase in one of them and saw the crypt. It was really creepy.

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Tuesday afternoon, I had my film class. The scene I am shooting was moved up to next Tuesday, so we spent the majority of the class rehearsing and staging my scene. It was fun, but a lot of work. I can’t wait to try my hands at directing on Tuesday!


Tuesday night, I met up with a few friends to eat at an amazing restaurant in Monteverde called “La Gatta Magiona.”. It was really good. The pizza was pretty good. We each got a huge pie and shared a litre of wine for €9. Not too bad.

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In our Italian class on Wednesday, we watched a movie called “Le Fate Ignoranti.”. It was a very strange and corny movie about a wife who’s husband is fatally hit by a car. When she is going through his things, she finds out he was married to a man at the same time he was married to her. It was your typical Hollywood movie with your typical Hollywood ending.


Wednesday night, Zach, my apartment-mate, and I went out to dinner with one of our friends, Tahli, who had friends in from New Castle, England. We went to a restaurant called “Da Tonino” which is 5 minutes from our apartment. It was really good and really cheap. I had pasta all’arrabiata and tried rabbit for the first time in my life. It is actually true what they say – it tastes just like chicken.


On Thursday, I only had my Italian class, but we cooked instead. Some students in our class cooked gnocchi from scratch while others cooked polpette. My group cooked tiramisu. I was responsible for whipping the egg whites into cream.  It was a lot of work, but all the food turned out great and we enjoyed eating the fruits of our labor.

Egg Whites

Egg Whites


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Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Polpette

Polpette


Gnocchi

Gnocchi


Thursday night, we met up with Tahli and her friends again for another cheap dinner at my favorite restaurant in Rome, La Montecarlo. I had a pizza pie and a potato croquette. It was phenomenal.


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Note: This post was originally published on April 14, 2011 in a blog entitled “Romeing Around Europe” which chronicled my study abroad experience.

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