Category Archives: Europe

Sometimes You Don’t Need a Description. I Call Those Times Belgian Waffles.

Europe, you haven’t been a common guest around these parts.  Well, there’s always this place, still trudging along after all these years.  You see, I like to treat my readers to the unfortunate brainchildren of the world– olive and asparagus … Continue reading

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U Pani Ca Meusa (Italy)

Given Name: U pani ca meusa Alias:  Panino con la milza, Sicilian spleen sandwich Place(s) of Origin: Sicily Place Consumed: Antica Focacceria S. Francesco S.A.S., Palermo, Sicily Common Features: Vastedda*, veal spleen and lungs, lard Background: I had a short-list … Continue reading

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Tavë Dhèu (Albania)

Given Name: Tavë Dhèu Alias: Calf’s Liver and Sour Ricotta Stew Place(s) of Origin: Albania Place Consumed: Shkodër, Albania Common Features: Calf’s liver (and/or veal), gjize*, onions, tomato paste, pepper Background: I asked one of the employee’s at my Tirana … Continue reading

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