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Meal #94: Dinner

We were still very full after our Italian lunch, so we kept dinner light and easy. On our way to Italy we stopped at a Petit Ferme (small farm) and bought fresh cheese from an adorable little girl. We bought Tomme de Savoie and Serac – all handmade by the little girl’s father! We also bought some beautiful cheese from a cheese shop in Italy – Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Taleggio (yes, Jill it was awesome)!

So I made a fabulous cheese platter with all the cheese we bought as well as a lovely tomato salad with crazy heirloom tomatoes, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. All served with amazing local wine, of course!

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Meal #25: Lunch

Prosciutto, cheese, tomato, basil, and mayo on artisan bread, Pret, Oxford, UK

I ate at Pret, again.  Sorry.  It’s so good and they believe in sustainability, local  food, and keeping preservatives/steroids/dyes/enhancers/etc out of the food.  They don’t have organic food, which kind of sucks, but all of their food is all-natural, which is the next best thing.  ALL of their packaging is recycled and recyclable!  I wish we had Pret A Manger in the US.

Oh yeah, and I ate a sandwich.  It was very good.  The bread, baked fresh daily, was crunchy and slightly salted.  The prosciutto was so smooth and also salty.  The tomatoes were fresh and sweet, and the basil, even though I normally don’t like basil so much, was a good addition to the party in my mouth.  The perfect amount of homemade mayonnaise tied everything together.  The sparkling apple was simple, sweet, and had real apple flavor, (probably all the apple juice they put in it.)  I’m so glad I found this place!  It will be hard for me to stay away from it.