If more of you lived in Paris I would love to host a cake buffet completely supplied by Secco (Poujauran's adjoining patisserie) resulting in 100% happy bellies with a side of 200% indigestion (which I guess means unhappy bellies, but they're initially happy until the gurgling sets in). But what the hell is that pillowy looking cake? I'm afraid that magical, fluffy, golden bunnies made of mutiple forms of sugar would hop out if I dared pierced the caramelized surface with a knife. Also, I might impale a bunny.
You know you want it.
Alas, you're not here. But you can still help me even if you're not able to combine your digestive power with mine.
When in Rome, stuff yourself with gelato
Update (10/27): Thank you for your recommendations! I think I've got enough now (seriously, there's no way I'll eat at all these places), so my next post will hopefully be full of Italian stuff and gelato. :)
I'm going to Rome on Saturday (and I think I'll bring my laptop with me in case I find wi-fi; is that sad?) and even though it's not a "I can do whatever I want" vacation, I made a list of possible places to check out due to other people's recommendations (thank you!) and various websites. If you have anything to add, leave a comment. Maybe we can make the best list ever. (Gelaterias and bakeries are preferred. I know there's such a food group as "things that aren't sweet", but I'm not adverse to the idea of living on gelato for five days. And maybe pizza bianca.)
Unknown bread place
Via del Moro at Via della Pelliccia [map]
Unknown dessert place
Open at midnight
Via del Cipresso at Vicolo de Cinque [map]
Zucchini blossoms and tiramisu = yum
Somewhere on Via della Paglia, west of Piazza Santa Maria [map]
Via della Pelliccia where it opens into a small Piazza (near Via del Cipresso, possibly Piazza de Renzi) [map]
Piazza de San Lorenzo in Lucina 29 [map]
Fragola e Limone
Piazza della Rotonda on Via Giustiniani [map]
GELATO...oh my god it never ends.
Via della Rotonda, 22 [map]
Still haven't gone to London
...But I'm thinking of going the weekend of December 8th because Peter Bjorn and John are playing at ULU. Of course, I don't know where that is exactly (yes, this is what maps are for) and I'm not going to ride a train for hours to a place I've never been to just for a concert that probably no one else wants to go to, but...well. I don't suppose anyone else wants to go? Yeah? Okay. [sniffle]
[sniffle sniffle sniffle]
...And this is when someone says, "OH, WAIT, I LOVE THAT BAND, I CAN TOTALLY GO." If I were dreaming.
Check out Travel By Food, a website about street food (mah favorite!) around the world. I contributed to the Norway page, although upon reading it over I think I must've been at least 75% brain dead when I wrote the descriptions. Which is actually how I write most things.
I know many people reading this are buddies with street food. You should contribute!
Last thing of utmost importance unless I think of more things
Knowing that an annagram of my name is BEER ONLY makes me kinda happy.
CAKE ONLY would've been cooler though.