Being on a diet has a strange effect on me. I only seem to be thinking about food, which is normal, but instead of fantasizing of things to eat that could be very well be reachable, I am drooling over the memories of some of the best things I ever ate in my trips. Luini’s panzerotti get the top prize, as I could trade my first born for one now, if I had a first born, that is. Here’s the thing in question:
This has to be one of the best street foods I have ever tasted. Luini’s is a family-run pasticceria tucked on a street behind the Dome in Milan. They say they’ve been producing their delicious treats since 1888, which is a blessing for the modern tourist, as it surely takes decades to improve recipes to this extent. We generally try different things to eat when going on a trip, but this time we kept coming back to Luini’s every day. Yes, it’s that good. Not to mention relatively cheap.
Alice Falls in Love With a Canolo Siciliano
This was the first thing I bought from Luini’s and it’ll forever have a special place in my heart. Slightly kidding, but only slightly. The thing is a delicious canolo filled with a sweet ricotta cream. They throw some orange peel in the mixture too, which tastes amazing. I’m drooling as I write, to be honest. Here it is, it’s a miracle we took a snap before devouring it.
Other things I ate in Milan and would like to have in front of me right now: gelato, calzone, some deep dish pizza with prosciutto and waves of hot mozzarella sticking on my fingers, and more gelato. The best pistachio gelato known to man. I think I might just go a bit crazy right now, a sign of which being pressing publish instead of preview. I need to stop obsessing about food and go make some tea. Which is just as good as said canolo, isn’t it?
Oh, and for a last blow, this is a snap of what Luini’s has on display, probably right now: