Last time I was in Rome, I visited Volpetti expecting to buy bags and bags of great stuff. As it happened, I bought next to nothing because I was so overwhelmed by the sheer amount and beauty of their products. As I plan my upcoming trip, I would like to hear what other hounds make a point of bringing home from Rome and from Orvieto, where we will be on a day trip. I used to shlep home pastas, cheeses, cans of tuna and just about everything else, but since I discovered stores like DiPalo, I don't feel the need..... (though do plan to buy a few bags of farro in Orvieto)
So, to those of you who have access to a good Italian store at home, what are the things you would still seek out and buy, either because you cannot find them here or because the price is so much lower in Italy? From The Man's comments on the other thread, I see that bresaola might be ok to bring back but not pork products of any kind.......I must admit that I often brought these back i the past... Also, those artichokes which have been already trimmed might be ok as well....
Also, I have heard much about the Sant Eustachio coffee. Forgive my ignorance, but would this be good to bring home and if it is ground, can it be used in my #4 filter machine at home?
So please help me devise a list to bring to Volpetti, or to any other store that you recommend as I read that the prices at Volpetti are very high.....true?? Mille grazie!