Californiando in cucina….

Dedico questo post culinario a tutti coloro che percepiscono il valore delle cose  piu’ semplici e genuine.  Parliamoci chiaro: La vita e’ troppo breve per mangiare male.  Ecco qui per voi un sunto dei miei piatti preferiti a San Diego – una citta’ benedetta da mare, sole e ricca di vita…

I want to dedicate this culinary post  to all those who perceive the value of the simplest and most genuine things.  Let’s talk clearly:  Life is too short to not eat well.  Here’s a summary of my favorite dishes in San Diego – a city blessed with sea and sunshine, but also rich with life….

Pisci Frittu e Baccala - beautiful cod fish at Filippi's Italian Market in Little Italy San Diego
Pisci Frittu e Baccala – beautiful cod fish at Filippi’s Italian Market in Little Italy San Diego
My alternative breakfast!!! Southern California meets Sicily in this energizing and fresh wheat bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and red onions....and a touch of orange zest... (cappuccino included ;)  -- Try this at Influx, Little Italy, San Diego
My alternative breakfast!!! Southern California meets Sicily in this energizing and fresh wheat bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and red onions….and a touch of orange zest… (cappuccino included ;) — Try this at Influx, Little Italy, San Diego
Peruvian Ceviche: a personal favorite - reminiscent of emerging Sicilian cuisine to me - shrimp, cramb, avocados, lime juice, cilantro....the freshest way to ignite your palate as an antipasto. Imagine having this overlooking the Pacific Ocean....
Peruvian Ceviche: a personal favorite – reminiscent of emerging Sicilian cuisine to me – shrimp, crab, avocados, lime juice, cilantro….the freshest way to ignite your palate as an antipasto. Imagine having this overlooking the Pacific Ocean….
Calamari from the Busalacchi Brothers at Trattoria Fantastica in Little Italy, San Diego ! Buonissimi!!
Calamari from the Busalacchi Brothers at Trattoria Fantastica in Little Italy, San Diego ! Viva la Sicilia!
Cozze e vongole in vino bianco (Mussels and clams) - fresh, off the sea, at Trattoria Fantastica in Little Italy, San Diego - just like in Sicily!
Cozze e vongole in vino bianco (Mussels and clams) – fresh, off the sea, at Trattoria Fantastica in Little Italy, San Diego – just like in Sicily!
Exquisite pizza con mozzarella di bufala and prosciutto e basilico at La Villa in Little Italy, San Diego - if they ever tell you "you put too much mozzarella on  your pizza" - eliminate these negative people from your life ;))
Exquisite pizza con mozzarella di bufala and prosciutto e basilico at La Villa in Little Italy, San Diego – if they ever tell you “you put too much mozzarella on your pizza” – eliminate these negative people from your life ;))
End your weekend getaway with Cannoli di Ricotta e Pistacchio - and I didn't record the name forgive me - at a small cafe in front of Trattoria Fantastica in Little Italy, San Diego!  They speak a thousand words......right?? :)
End your weekend getaway with Cannoli di Ricotta e Pistacchio – and I didn’t record the name forgive me – at a small cafe in front of Trattoria Fantastica in Little Italy, San Diego! They speak a thousand words……right?? :)

 

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