Tag: #italianfood

The Superb

“You will see a majestic town, backed against the hills of the Alps, superb both for its men and its walls, the view of which alone suggests its being dominant over the sea.” – Francesco Petrarca When life gives you basil, make pesto – an almost accurate quote that sound like the wisest words ever said.…

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Love conquers all

“Amor vincit omnia, et nos cedamus amori” (Love conquers all things, so we too shall yield to love) – Virgil, Eclogues Every year, around the beginning of February, love is everywhere: to quote one of my favourite movies “love actually is all around”. You want to order a burger? Valentine’s deal! Looking for your favourite deodorant?…

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Cheesecage?

“Montalbano felt moved. This was real friendship, Sicilian friendship, the kind based on intuition, on what was left unsaid. With a true friend, one never needs to ask, because the other understands on his own accordingly.” Andrea Camilleri, The Snack Thief Salvo Montalbano is a fictional detective created by the genius of Andrea Camilleri, a Sicilian…

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The last artichoke

-Have you got them? -Not yet, but I spoke to my guy – by the time you get here, they will be in my bag -How can you be so sure? It is not the first time he lets me down -He said he will have them, just be patient and enjoy your flight -does…

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The taste of the sea

South of Italy, August. It is 23:30, the temperature isn’t even considering to drop, it is too hot to go to sleep. You live in a small city, and your friends live 5 minutes away from you. You have two options: Stick your head in the fridge, hoping to fall asleep while enjoying the fake…

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Of druids, sins and pasta

“Through singing, opera must make you weep, shudder, die.”- Vincenzo Bellini Today we are in Catania,  the second largest city in Sicily after Palermo, famous for her majestic location at the foot of Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Curiosity #1: The word Etna comes from the Greek αἴθω (aithō), meaning “I burn” Curiosity…

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All (small) ears

There is a place, in the South of Italy, where time stands still: it doesn’t matter if you have the new iphone, if you are a youtuber or a social media manager, if you prefer to have breakfast with an avocado toast or an açaí bowl – nothing matters, as things in here are done…

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Six impossible things

“Let’s consider your age to begin with — how old are you?’ ‘I’m seven and a half exactly.’ ‘You needn’t say “exactually,”’ the Queen remarked: ‘I can believe it without that. Now I’ll give you something to believe. I’m just one hundred and one, five months and a day.’ ‘I can’t believe that!’ said Alice.…

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The gnocchetti call

You have now mastered the art of malloreddus, you are a pro using the wood board, you can make gnocchetti with both thumbs tied and your eyes closed, probably standing on one leg. I am proud. For those that didn’t read my previous post, here is it, along with my huge disappointment: https://theparmigianawhisperer.blog/2020/07/07/know-your-gnocchetti/ Now we…

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