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Giannfrancos Trattoria

Last night my mom came home with another wonderful meal for me. This week has had some pretty good quality meals. She had told me she was going out to dinner and so I just laid in my bed melting because there was no food in my house besides coconut macaroons and lactose-free milk. She called me from Giannfrancos Trattoria, an Italian restaurant in Carpinteria I had never heard of. She told me to check the online menu and I was in a pickle about what to order. I couldn’t choose between The Franco and the Insalata Italiana. The salad is butterleaf lettuce topped with fresh Roma tomatoes, mozzarella, avocado, and crispy pancetta finished with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. I ended ordering The Franco pasta dish, “Dads favorite homemade top sirloin Bolognese ragù complemented with rigatoni pasta.” I don’t regret it, but considering spring break is today and I haven’t been wasting I’ve been waisting, I know I should have ordered the salad. Next time I eat there, I will definitely order the salad, reading it makes my mouth water. Check out the menu here and make reservations for you and that special someone!

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The Best Bruschetta

One of my all time favorite foods is bruschetta, an antipasta from Italy originated in the 15th century. My moms recipe is french bread baked with olive oil and garlic, topped with mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. There are many variations of this delicious snack,  I like all of them. If you want to get really fancy and impress your eaters, add some prosciutto. The bruschetta below was different than your normal Italian appetizer because my mom used bagels instead of french bread. I was nervous with how it would turn out because I love my soft yet crunchy french bread. Surprisingly, the thinly sliced bagels were delicious! The next time you are asked to bring an appetizer for a party, I promise you bruschetta will be a hit!

If you’ve never made it and need an exact recipe to cook from, check this one out!

Click here.

 

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