Whenever I travel, I am always on a mission to find spicy foods and peppers. I recently took a trip to the Mediterranean and visited Italy and Greece. While there, I wasn’t able to find any real spicy dishes, but I was able to find some peppers with a little heat and learn how to ask for spicy peppers in the local language. I normally learn how to say spicy pepper right after I learn bathroom!
This is a beautiful display of hot pepper bouquets in Venice. Peperoncino piccante is how you say spicy pepper in Italian. Most restaurants did not even have crushed red pepper flakes, but some restaurants had peppers to add. Below are pictures of the peppers that I was given to spice up my pasta.
In Greece, a hot pepperis called kafto peperi
In Greece, we seemed to get the same red peppers, only roasted. These were the only peppers we found in the Mediterranean until we bumped into a unique plant on someones porch on a Greek Island. I will tell you more about that in my next post.