What Are the Best Kitchen Souvenirs to Buy in Italy?

What Are the Best Kitchen Souvenirs to Buy in Italy?

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Faith Durand
Sep 21, 2012

I'm pinching myself, but it's true: I leave for Italy this morning on a short trip. Venice, to be precise. I've never been — have you? Have you visited there or other places in Italy, and if so, what was the best kitchen souvenir you brought back?

I try not to buy much when I travel — the bags are heavy enough as it is, and often gourmet foods are nearly as available (and cheaper, thanks to the exchange rate) right here in the States. But if there's something special or interesting that is worth buying there — whether it's a tool or an edible treat — I'm willing to seek it out.

I also always look for local food magazines. Even if I can't understand the language it's fun to flip through. And I try to find a local recipe to recreate at home.

What about you? What's the very best thing — culinary or no — that you brought back from Italy?

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