Lydia is from the Philippines and shopping with her in the Asian stores was great fun. I love Lumpia and haven't had it in years and years. She gave me her recipe and helped me get the proper wrappers and noodles for other recipes. She's promised to make me Lumpia before I go.
|Shelley and Lydia|
We ate Pad Thai and BBQ chicken on a stick from an Asian food truck. I shared mine with a little bird that sat beside me the whole time.
This is Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. an Italian Grocery and I loved it the best. The fresh baked bread and hundreds of cheeses from all over the world!
|Lydia and I with Bill from Wholey's Fish Market|
There's also a Lidia's Restaurant a street over. Lidia Bastianich a wonderful Italian cook on TV owns 7 restaurants throughout the US and Pittsburgh is lucky to have one. I've never gotten to eat at it though. I've made some of her recipes and they are delicious! Be sure and check out her website by clicking on her name above.
Maybe the summer is a better time to visit and we've made a date to go again (and eat at Lidia's!).