Harrod’s food hall, London

While in London I made a quickie trip to Harrod’s food hall. This is only a tiny portion of what you can find there.

pizzeria

pizzeria

Easter chocolates

Easter chocolates

When I saw this one I got excited. And then I saw the “jelly” part and I cringed a little inside.

Cured ox tongue with jelly

Cured ox tongue with jelly

bakery and a Krispy Kreme

bakery and a Krispy Kreme

We bought a loaf of this to share. I think it gave us mild food poisoning. 😦

foccacia

foccacia

These Princi Rustici were yummy – basically mini stuffed croissants.

Princi Rustici Ham and Princi Rustici Spinach

Princi Rustici Ham and Princi Rustici Spinach

These were yummy too. They were basically cheese flavoured, flaky and buttery short bread.

cheese straws

cheese straws

mini fondant cakes

mini fondant cakes

And which photos didn’t I take? Well there’s a sushi bar, ice cream, cheese store, fancy chocolates, charcuterie, a huge selection of teas and coffees, and so on. A one stop, expensive shop!

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Famoso, Edmonton

Famoso sign

Famoso sign

I have finally sampled pizza nirvana (or at least as close as you can come when you are in Edmonton).

A group of friends and I trekked over to the south-side Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria for a get together on Saturday. Greedily, we decided to order one different pizza each – that way we could try many kinds and share slices. It was a little bit too much pizza to eat (many of us took home leftovers), but we were happy to sacrifice ourselves for the sake of good eating. They were all excellent pizzas, but I admit I did have a couple of particular favourites.

Famoso’s pizza uses highly refined, low-gluten flour imported from Italy. This means a thin, crispy and light crust. No greasiness here – just the light taste of olive oil and fresh ingredients. Pizzas come with 2 sauces depending on which pizza you order; the pizza rossa (red), which consists of San Marzano tomato sauce made of crushed tomatoes and basil leaf, and the pizza bianca (white), made with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and oregano pizza sauce. Also, while many of the pizzas contained cheese, the amount of cheese on the pizza is a lot less than what you find on North American pizzas. I love cheese, and I was surprised at how little I missed having so much of it on a pizza slice.

Pizza #1 – Margherita – fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil, with added extra toppings of olives, onions and roasted mushrooms. Was yummy but had a few too many olives for my taste.

Margherita pizza

Margherita pizza

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