Entries Categorized as 'Preserves'

Italian Table Talk: grape harvest and September jam

Date settembre 11, 2012

If you live in the countryside, you’d better not be in a hurry when you leave your house in any September morning. Any other time you find yourself stuck behind a tractor bursting of ripe grapes,  carrying its buzzing load to the closer cellar. Arm yourself with patience and get mesmerized by the dull sound of […]

Italian Table Talk: summer preserves. French beans in oil

Date agosto 13, 2012

When I was attending the middle school my Italian teacher asked us to write a self-analysis booklet, in which we were supposed to describe ourselves through photographs, drawings and short sentences. To help us define ourselves – young boys and girls still looking for our true self – she gave us a few questions, as which […]

When I fell in love with palamita – The fish food festival of the Etruscan Coast

Date aprile 24, 2012

If you happen to be born in the inland Tuscany, you do not have that much confidence with fish. Or at least that goes for me. I asked my grandmother for evidence since I wanted to understand which was my family tradition, and she confirmed that fish was eaten only on Friday, when you were supposed […]