Anyway, after a sort-of-last-minute trip to Italy with my family, I was introduced to a whole new world ("...don't you dare close your eyes...") of baked goodness and promptly changed my theme to "Ciao Chow Italiano" (see what I mean about words?) when I got home. Because the internet there sucked. And the only Italian word I know that isn't a food is "Ciao."
Turns out the change was a big hit and bacon is so. last. year. and the folks in our group who keep Kosher or don't eat meat weren't really thrilled. And everyone loves Italian food!
Without further ado, here is the official August roundup of Italian eats.