Tag: food

Vegan Gelato in Rome

When I was still back in the United States thinking about my trip to Italy, one of the things that saddened me most was the fact that I thought that the whole time that I was going to be here, I was going to have to watch everyone eating gelato without me. I was prepared ...

Frascati Wine Tour

This past Friday I had the opportunity to go on a wine tour and tasting that was organized by my marketing for travel and tourism professor. We took a bus out of Rome and drove an hour south to Frescati where we toured Cantina Imperatori. This is a privately owned vineyard and olive orchard that ...

There Are Fruit Trees Everywhere!!

I spent the lockdown summer of 2020 working on a 55 acre farm as a farm hand. During that time, I fell in love with being surrounded by beautiful, vibrant and fruitful produce plants 24/7. When I thought about moving to Rome, I was ready to put aside my love for natural foliage and adjust ...

Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Rome

As I have established in previous blog posts, I was very unprepared for how the vegan lifestyle was going to work in Italy. However, fast forward one whole month and I am prepared with protein packed snacks, have meal prep in the refrigerator and a list of restaurants on my phone with vegan options that ...

5 Culture Shocks of Life in Italy

Although I’ve only been in Rome for a few weeks, I have noticed many differences in my experiences in Italy versus the United States. In this post I will talk about 5 culture shocks that have stood out to me. While most of these I was somewhat aware of going into my time abroad, they ...

Getting Settled In

I arrived in Rome, Italy on Thursday August 26th and I feel as though the fact that I am studying abroad didn’t set in until several hours after I arrived. I am living the life that my past self dreamed about and that my somewhat recent past self was spending every moment preparing for. A ...

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Produce in Rome

I have been waiting for the past three and a half years for the opportunity to travel back to Italy with one thought on my mind: Produce. When I was in Italy in 2017, food was something that our trip revolved around. From gelato to focaccia to tomatoes to grapes, we wanted to try it ...

An Unprepared Vegan in Rome, Italy

Vegan in Italy… what an oxymoron! I know! Hi! My name is Morgan Tripi and I am a vegan culinary arts major. Studying abroad has always been a dream of mine and what better city than Rome to try and learn the ins and outs of the Italian culinary world. I plan to spend my ...

La Comida de Costa Rica

Buenas! This is one of most exciting blogs to post. Why you may ask? Because it’s all about food. Let’s get started huh? So the cover picture is a burrito I got from a restaurant called Aroma y Sabor and this burrito is singlehandedly one of the best burritos I have ever had. I can’t even ...

My First Day as an Exchange Tica

Hola! Real quick, the featured photo is a picture of Clinica Biblica (the hospital where we have a lot of classes) from the courtyard! Anyway, today was the first day of classes and wow I’m nervous but excited to explore San Jose and get to see what my classes are all about. Last night, my ...