Mostly Italian southern style
I love Italian food. Sometimes I feel guilty for loving Italian food because of the bum rap it’s been given by our carbohydrate obsessed culture. But if carbs lead to weight gain, then why was it that I only saw and met skinny people while in Italy? So bum rap be damned! I believe this is how Ms. Jones, an American southern bell and the creator of bell’alimento probably feels. Not only has she created a blog that gives homage most of the time to the Italian art, but she has created many of the dishes herself. We, the viewer, can’t help but want to make and dig in to these lovely creations because her photography serves as a visual aperitif to the cooking process. She goes a few steps further by also providing what she calls “Rants Raves and Reviews” of Italian restaurants and products. While bell’alimento appears to be a relatively new blog (and who am I to discriminate against new blogs) the web design is great. Plus it has the organizational prowess that any food site should have (just find recipes under the offered categories), and she posts every other day. So give the newbie with the quaint commentary a chance, especially if you like beautiful food (the meaning of bell’alimento in Italian).