I'm looking for some can't-miss chow for a week in Italy. I am perfectly willing to plan my trip around food! (Art, architecture, history take a back seat.)
I'm arriving in Milan on Dec. 15, and I have seven nights before I need to leave from either Turin or Milan. (Later that trip, my friend and I are doing Venice-->Florence-->Rome, so leave those cities out of the mix.) I was thinking of going to Bologna, Lucca, Pisa, Genoa, and Turin.
What should I seek out? I want to eat local favorites, not fine dining. I don't want stuffiness. It can be local outdoor markets (I have fond memories of outdoor markets in Dresden and Prague from my last trip), or anything.