What is biggest reason that food just tastes SO good in Italy? Fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s right, you heard me. Think about sinking your teeth into ripened tomatoes garnished with basil and balsamic vinegar. Go ahead and gobble down fruit that tastes like a childhood memory of ripe freshly cut peaches. Now more than ever it is time to leave behind the plastic fruit and tasteless vegetables that have become part of the American pop culture and delve into a truly Italian culinary experience. You don’t necessarily need to go to Italy to eat great produce. Although, if you can travel there, I heartily recommend it. Here in California and in other places as well, it is as easy as seeking out your local farmer’s market. It may mean you have to get up early on Saturday, but I promise, it will be worth it.