When you go to bars in Italy, you can be sure to find loads of tramezzini.
Picture by Alice.tv
Tramezzini are basically sandwiches made of white bread with the crusts removed, filled with any type of filling, and sliced into triangles. And these are popular as they are cheap and can be filling.
But Cart and I have yet to eat one served in bars though. This is because tramezzini breads are known here to contain strutto or lard – an ingredient that we don’t consume because of our life choices.
And since living here, we’ve been very attentive in reading ingredient labels for all our food stuff. Which boggles my mind as sandwich bread is something that I took for granted in Singapore – there were so many kinds to choose from. And since everyone eats this and that bread, I suppose my guard was down and I didn’t have to worry about the ingredients. Just pick one and go.
Of course, we could have used regular breads from panetterie or bakeries, as they only use flour and yeast. But they tend to be chewier, and not such a great substitute.
For a couple of years, looking vigorously at the ingredients and always feeling crestfallen after that … (I was almost giving up hope) you can’t imagine how delighted Cart and I were when we recently discovered this :
No strutto! Not even treated with alcohol! OOOOH! What a find! We bought like 3 packs at a go!
So all through last weekend, we’ve been stuffing our faces with tramezzini of all the kinds that we could think of. And it was good. We were so deliriously happy with our simple joy …
I end this post with an Italian movie that I thought was hillarious. Try to skip to the 1 min spot.
Sandwich al burro? Sandwich al prosciutto? Sandwich allo stracchino? Perfetto.
Oh boy, I’ll go crazy myself with an anal-retentive husband like this!